Monday, December 17, 2007

The O Antiphons...


...begin tonight. I had no idea these last eight nights before Christmas Eve were called "The Golden Nights." Nor did I know that the first letter in each of the anitphons, (after the "O" I mean) read "ERO CRAS" backwards which means "Tomorrow, I come" in Latin.

O Sapientia, O Adonai, O Radix Jesse, O Clavis David, O Oriens, O Radix Gentium, O Emmanuel

O Wisdom, O Lord of Israel, O Root of Jesse, O Key of David, O Radiant Dawn, O King of Nations, O God With Us

For more information, relevant scripture passages, audio downloads of the O Anitphons chanted in Latin, and ideas for praying the antiphons as a family, look here.

Wishing you and yours a blessed octave of Golden Nights!