17 December 2013
I’m blown away, as they say, by the “O Antiphons”, recited or chanted at Vespers from today until the 23rd. I only discovered them last year, ignoramus that I am.
Today’s antiphon is:
O Sapientia: “O Wisdom, O holy Word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care. Come and show your people the way to salvation.”
O Adonai: “O sacred Lord of ancient Israel”
O Radix Jesse: “O Flower of Jesse’s stem”
O Clavis David: “O Key of David”
O Oriens: “O Radiant Dawn”
O Rex Gentium: “O King of all the nations”
To learn more about this beautiful Advent devotion, click here.
P.S. Arvo Pärt set the “O Antiphons” to music — another fabulous discovery! Listen here.