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 […]

Today’s antiphon, recited on December 17th, is called “O Sapientia”.                                  O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodiisti,         attingens a fine usque ad finem,         fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia:        veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae. Oh wisdom, who out of the mouth of the Most High comes, reaching from this end to the end, […]

As a very dear friend of mine just posted yesterday’s “O Antiphon“, he asked me to do the daily translation of each as they get posted. Hence, for those that are unfamiliar with antiphons and the “O Antiphons” in particular, I’ll try to provide a little background. An antiphon is a short prayer recited before […]

It’s that time of year again. The dreaded Halloween period ! Many blogs out there have ramped up the discussions on whether we should participate or not. Most notably Michael Patton from Reclaiming the Mind is stirring the pot (again). And Joe Carter on First Things gives us some ideas on which tracts not to […]

Several recent articles in the blogosphere have relit the controversial debates surrounding Calvinism vs Arminianism. And as we all know this discussion has been a centuries old one which has led to many different factions in the Protestant Church. What gave rise this time, was Dr. Olson’s call late September for all of us to […]