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 … Continue reading Advent Hymnal: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Not blessed, just happy

Reading in the Common English Bible the Beatitudes, I got struck that Blessed was replaced by the very secular "Happy". ┬áThe 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 … Continue reading Not blessed, just happy