O Antiphons – Welcoming the Miracle of Christmas

 Christ is Born

O Antiphons – Welcoming the Miracle of Christmas

By Stephen A. Macchia


Advent waiting, watching and wondering

Embracing the coming of the Christ child

Prophetically, humbly and gloriously


O come, O come, Emmanuel!


Rod of Jesse, freeing us from Satan’s tyranny victoriously

Dayspring, dispersing gloomy clouds with cheers on high

Key of David, opening wide the path to our heavenly home

Lord of Might, holding firm the Law in majesty and awe

Wisdom from on high, inviting order on the way to knowledge

Desire of nations, binding all people in one heart and mind


Our hymn of praise exalts the heavens and blankets the earth

O come, O come, Emmanuel…your prophets foretold the truth

Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace


Emmanuel has come, is with us now, and will come again once more!


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Steve Macchia

Founder & President

Steve is a graduate of Northwestern College (IA) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div. and D.Min.). His prior ministry includes serving on the pastoral staff at Grace Chapel (Lexington, MA) and as president of Vision New England. Since July 1, 2003 Steve has served as founder and president of Leadership Transformations, director of the Pierce Center for Disciple-Building, and adjunct faculty in the Doctor of Ministry department at Gordon-Conwell. He is the author of sixteen books, including The Discerning Life (Zondervan Reflective),  Baker bestseller Becoming a Healthy Church, and Crafting a Rule of Life (IVP). He lives in the Boston area with his wife Ruth and is the proud father of two grown children, Rebekah and Nathan, daughter in-love Ashley, and papa to his beloved granddaughter, Brenna Lynn and twin grandsons, Aiden Joseph and Carson Stephen. “My soul comes alive singing the great hymns of the church and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. I’m in awe of God for fulfilling the dream for LTI that he birthed in my heart, for the team he has assembled, and the transformational impact experienced in the leaders and teams we serve.

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