Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence…

let all mortal fleshI have never repeated any of my blogs- until now. On this Friday before Christmas, I wanted to bring this one out of the Archives and offer it to you to meditate upon as you keep silence before the One who has come and is coming…

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence is from the Liturgy of St James (4th century), one of the earliest extant liturgies of the Christian Church. Orthodox Christians often recite it on the Sunday after Christmas, or as part of the Christmas Eve service. It is a beautiful Advent hymn, which focuses our attention upon the King of kings and Lord of lords, and His descent to earth to vanquish the powers of hell. Biblical references upon which the hymn is based include John 6:51; John 1:5,9; Isaiah 6:1-3; Revelation 4:8; and Revelation 19:1-6. Listen in awe and wonder as you prepare for the Coming of Jesus Christ:

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