This is so beautiful!
It’s not too late to pray the “O” Antiphons of Advent! If you are unfamiliar with these prayers, the Church prays them every year from Dec. 17-23.
“The Roman Church has been singing the ‘O’ Antiphons since at least the eighth century. They are the antiphons that accompany the Magnificat canticle of Evening Prayer,” the USCCB explains on its website.
“They are a magnificent theology that uses ancient biblical imagery drawn from the messianic hopes of the Old Testament to proclaim the coming Christ as the fulfillment not only of Old Testament hopes, but present ones as well. Their repeated use of the imperative ‘Come!’ embodies the longing of all for the Divine Messiah.”
Listen below to the Benedictine monks of St. John’s Abbey sing each “O” Antiphon of Advent.
Dec. 17: Holy Wisdom
Dec. 18 – O Adonai
Dec. 19 – O Root of Jesse
Dec. 20 – O Key of David
Dec. 21 – O Rising Sun
Dec. 22 – O King of Nations
Dec. 23 – O Emmanuel
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