Advent Hymnal: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

The lyrics are below but the music score is here in pdf form. It is originally a Latin 7 verse poem that dates back to the 8th century. It was used in a call and response fashion during the vespers, or evening, service. The original text created the reverse acrostic "ero cras," which means "I …

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Not blessed, just happy

Reading in the Common English Bible the Beatitudes, I got struck that Blessed was replaced by the very secular "Happy".  The only way Blessed is equivalent to Happy is one who is blessed is happy but if you turn it around, in the famous Aristotelian syllogism: Happy is not always Blessed i.e. I am happy …

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