Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Advent Calendar: Roman Angels 1

INTRODUCTION: This is my 4th year of posting an Advent Calendar on AMOROMA. I remember Advent Calendars from my childhood, and over the years I shared them with my own kids, Emily and Peter. We would look forward to opening a window and revealing a picture, and sometimes a verse, relating to Christmas.

Previous years in Rome I have posted Roman Windows, Roman Doors, and Roman Gates. This year I will continue my Advent Calendar tradition with Roman Angels. Each day you will be able to log in and see a different angel that I have encountered here in Rome.
This is an angel by Bernini on the Ponte Sant' Angelo.

O come, o come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here, until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

9th Century Latin hymn


GraceAnne LadyHawk said...

I loved last year's calendar, and I am delighted you are sharing your angels with us this year.

Shari said...

Hi Larry! I'm really looking forward to logging on each day. Thank you! You are an angel!

Willym said...

As always I'll be providing a link from my blog to yours so friends. Its become one of our Christmas traditions.

Uta said...

Hello Larry, I have just sung O come O come Emmanuel - thanks for providing the lyrics! The song goes very well with my advent wreath 'in the German tradition': four big red candles, of which one is lit right now. I bought them today at the Cereria di Giorgio in Trastevere. Happy Advent season!

Gerry said...
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Gerry said...

I love angels. I know they are among us. I am looking forward to the different angels you find.