Friday, December 16, 2011

O Antiphons! O Yay!

Yet another year when I feel compelled to point out how I love the tradition of chanting or singing or reading and, hopefully, contemplating the O Antiphons. 


I think of them as a sacred countdown to Christmas Vigil. Visit The Virtual Abbey blog from December 17th through the 23rd to see some great artwork for each O.


December 17
O Sapientia (Wisdom)
Isaiah 11:2-3, 28:29

December 18
O Adonai (Lord)
Isaiah 11:4-5, 33:22

December 19
O Radix Jesse (Root of Jesse)
Isaiah 11:1, 10

December 20
O Clavis David (Key of David)
Isaiah 9:6, 22:22

December 21
O Oriens (Rising Sun)
Isaiah 9:1

December 22
O Rex Gentium (King of All Nations)
Isaiah 2:4, 9:5, 28:16

December 23
O Emmanuel (God With Us)
Isaiah 7:14, 8:8

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