O Adonai

O Adonai, Ruler of the house of Israel.
you appeared to Moses in a flame of fire,
and gave him the law on Sinai:
come and deliver us with an outstretched arm.

3 thoughts on “O Adonai”

  1. I like that – I guess O Sapientia will always be closest to me, but I do like the flame and the fear and the holiness. I have been listening to secular ads (this evening for films) and the general image of angels is so TAME. Would you bother telling people not to be afraid unless you were going to scare them half to death??

  2. oh, and I should point out — those delicate little lines in the bark? spontaneous action by a 10 year old who is better known for wild bouncy enthusiasm than for detailed work. It made all the difference, and I was so impressed.

    The kids have been great with this project. We had really hoped that they would work in the spirit of mediaeval illuminators: offering careful work and patience as prayer. But I had my doubts… Instead, they embraced the special pens that take careful handling, and have done beautiful work.

    We’ll just need to remember to think of a similar project in 4-5 years time when those too young for the special pens this time will have grown up enough.

    I have loved this O Antiphon project — and am thankful to the person who suggested it. I probably wouldn’t have dared do it if the idea were first mine (not right now — not when it seems ‘so liturgical’).

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