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Friday, December 17, 2010

The O Antiphons

The last days of Advent are set aside to reflect on the meaning of the first Christmas.
The Gospel antiphons for these days at Mass and at evening prayer have come to be known as the "O Antiphons" and are also contained in the hymn, "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. Each day's antiphon is worth a meditation. We begin with
O Wisdom, who came from the mouth of the Most High, reaching from end to end and ordering all things mightily and sweetly: come, and teach us the way of prudence.

Scripture References:
Proverbs 1:20; 8; 9
I Corinthians 1:30

Relevant verse of Veni, Veni Emmanuel:
O come, O Wisdom from on high,
who orders all things mightily,
to us the path of knowledge show,
and teach us in her ways to go.

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