Thursday, December 17, 2009

The O Antiphons

Beginning these today, as Advent draws to a close, and as we get close to the joy of Christmas.

With Life ( with a capital e, our life is like that!) and with the liturgical year..why would we need the school part of homeschooling?

Although my kids are doing Maths today.... And isn't that picture, of Mummy with the O Antiphon house, just me?

The seven "O Antiphons" (also called the "Greater Antiphons" or "Major Antiphons") are prayers that come from the Breviary's Vespers during the Octave before Christmas Eve, a time which is called the "Golden Nights." Each Antiphon begins with "O" and addresses Jesus with a unique title which comes from the prophecies of Isaias and Micheas (Micah), and whose initials, when read backwards, form an acrostic for the Latin "Ero Cras" which means "Tomorrow I come." Those titles for Christ are:

Radix Jesse
Clavis David
Rex Gentium
O Antiphons..Fish eaters

Link HT: Fr B

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