The “O” Antiphons

The Roman Church has been singing the “O” Antiphons since at least the eighth century. They are the antiphons that accompany the Magnificat canticle of Evening Prayer from December 17-23. They are a magnificent theology that uses ancient biblical imagery drawn from the messianic hopes of the Old Testament to proclaim the coming Christ as …

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You Won’t Believe These Nativity Sets-Part II

Since last year’s post was such a hit, I’ve scoured the interwebz once again and found some more “inspired” Nativity sets. Advent and Christmas at EpicPew would not be complete without a list of “Hilarious (Or Embarrassing) Nativity Sets!” May your own Nativity sets be that much better! From last year’s intro: Usually around this …

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Whoa, Christmas Tree

Every year I struggle choosing a “theme” for my Christmas tree decorations, so I decided to do a quick search and I wasn’t disappointed by the crazy decorating ideas people come up with. Let us take a peek at the history of the Christmas tree first. St. Boniface is credited with the conversion of Germany …

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