On this week’s podcast, Malcolm Guite takes us on a journey through “The Great O Antiphons”: seven prayers which the Church prayed during the first centuries, which called afresh for Christ to come.
Malcolm reads each of the seven prayers and reflects on them, and offers his own poetic response to each one, taken from his collection Sounding the Seasons: Seventy Sonnets for the Christian year (Canterbury Press).
Malcolm is posting daily Advent reflections and sonnets on his website.
This talk was first broadcast on 28 November during an online Advent retreat, hosted by the Church Times and Canterbury Press.
Malcolm’s latest collection of Poet’s Corner columns, A Heaven in Ordinary: A Poet’s Corner collection, is published by Canterbury Press and is available from the Church Times Bookshop.
The Church Times Podcast will return in the new year. We wish all our listeners a very Happy Christmas.
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