23 December: O Emmanuel

There is no shortage of churches bearing the name Emmanuel. And to fit the celebratory and anticipatory mood, here are an overflowing of examples is remarkable diversity. Emmanuel Episcopal Church by super-structure, on Flickr

O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, exspectatio Gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos, Domine, Deus noster.   O Emmanuel, our king and our lawgiver, the hope of the nations and their Saviour: Come and save us, O Lord our God.

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church by metroblossom, on Flickr

Emmanuel Church, Bentley by stevecadman, on Flickr

Emmanuel Lutheran Church by continuity, on Flickr

Emanuel Episcopal Church by eli.pousson, on Flickr