Monthly Archives: December 2010

The 12 days of Christmas: Before or After ?

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 more »

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Dec 23rd O Antiphon: O Emmanuel

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, more »

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Dec 22nd O Antiphon: O Rex Gentium

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 more »

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Dec 21st O Antiphon: O Oriens

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: more »

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Dec 20th Antiphon: O Clavix

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 more »

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Dec 19th Antiphon: O Radix

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, more »

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Dec 18th Antiphon: Oh Adonai

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 more »

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Dec 17th Antiphon: Oh Sapientia

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 more »

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Brief History of the “O Antiphons”

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, more »

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