Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Anitphons

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The O Antiphons, also known as The great Os are Magnificat antiphons used at Vespers of the last seven days of Advent in Western Christian traditions. They are also used as the alleluia verses on the same days in the Catholic Mass.
They are referred to as the "O Antiphons" because the title of each one begins with the interjection "O". Each antiphon is a name of Christ, one of his attributes mentioned in Scripture. They are:

December 17: O Sapientia (O Wisdom)
December 18: O Adonai (O Lord)
December 19: O Radix Jesse (O Root of Jesse)
December 20: O Clavis David (O Key of David)
December 21: O Oriens (O Dayspring)
December 22: O Rex Gentium (O King of the nations)
December 23: O Emmanuel (O With Us is God)

LISTEN:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ngcQDQfhlA&list=PLM_BPPe3btzjYhja2ufL8ffepQLsk3KQ8


MORE INFO:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Antiphons

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