Monthly Archives: December 2010
As I wrote about the history of the Octave and the O Anitphons over the last few days, I decided to continue with some more historical Christian musing and articles. Perhaps we’ll even use a liturgical calendar to go through the years and explore some of the older traditions within our faith. Which, right after […]
Today’s and the final O antiphon of the Octave cycle, recited on December 23rd is called “O Emmanuel”. Latin: O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, exspectatio Gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos, Domine, Deus noster. English: O Emmanuel, King and lawgiver for us, the hope of the people and Saviour of them: Come […]
Today’s antiphon, recited on December 22nd is called “O Rex Gentium”. Latin: O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti. English: O King of the people, and the desire of them, And stone of the corner, who makes multiples one Come and save […]
Today’s antiphon, recited on December 21st is called “O Oriens”. Latin: O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis. English: O Rising Sun, splendour of light eternal and sun of righteousness: Come and enlighten those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.
Today’s antiphon, recited on December 20th, is called “O Clavix”. Latin: O Clavis David, et sceptrum domus Israel; qui aperis, et nemo claudit; claudis, et nemo aperit: veni, et educ vinctum de domo carceris,| sedentem in tenebris, et umbra mortis. English: O Key of David and sceptre of the House […]
Today’s antiphon, recited on December 19th, is called “O Radix”. Latin: O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem Gentes deprecabuntur: veni ad liberandum nos, jam noli tardare. English: Oh root of Jesse, who stands as a sign for the people over whom kings hold their speech whom […]
Today’s antiphon, recited on December 18th, is called “O Adonai”. Latin O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel, qui Moysi in igne flammae rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extento. English O Adonai, and leader of the House of Israel, who to […]