Praying Twice: O Come Emmanuel

Praying Twice: O Come Emmanuel


Chris Breslin

Isaiah 11:29



Durham Herald-Sun photo, Nov 30, 2015

Durham Herald-Sun photo, Nov 30, 2015

“He who sings, prays twice.” –Saint Augustine

“To listen seriously to music and to perform it are among our most potent ways of learning what it is to live with and before God.” –Rowan Williams

O Antiphons

Durham Herald-Sun article about Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham Vigil

Advent Resources

Light Upon Light: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany edited by Sarah Arthur

Cardiphonia Resources for Advent compiled by Bruce Benedict

God is in the Manger by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Oak Church Advent Resources compiled by Chris Breslin

Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God by Bobby Gross

Mary Had a Baby: An Advent Bible Study Based on African American Spirituals by Cheryl Kirk-Duggan & Marilyn Thornton

Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent by Enuma Okoro

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas by Ann Voskamp

Advent Calendar (poem) by Rowan Williams

God With Us edited by Gregory Wolfe

Why This Jubilee?: Advent Reflections on Songs of the Season by James Howell


Isaiah 11:1-9

Isaiah 61

John 1:14 (MSG)

Genesis 2-3

Exodus 33:14

Exodus 13:17-22

Isaiah 7:14/Matthew 1:23

Revelation 21:3

Romans 11:17

Isaiah 9:6

2 Corinthians 12:9

Romans 5:1-5


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