The 3rd Great Antiphon: O Radix Jesse — O Root of Jesse

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O Flower of Jesse’s stem, O Root of Jesse. We see those words in Scripture; we sing them in hymns. But what do they mean? The O Antiphon reflections continue with December 19: O Radix Jesse. . . . → Read More: The 3rd Great Antiphon: O Radix Jesse — O Root of Jesse

The 2nd Great Antiphon: O Adonai, Lord and Ruler

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December 18: The O Antiphons continue with O Adonai or O Lord and Ruler. O sacred Lord of ancient Israel, who showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush, who gave him the holy law on Sinai mountain: come, stretch out your mighty hand to set us free. . . . → Read More: The 2nd Great Antiphon: O Adonai, Lord and Ruler

The 1st Great Antiphon: O Sapietia — O Wisdom

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December 17: The O Antiphons reflections begin with O Sapietia or O Wisdom. O Wisdom, O holy Word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care. Come and show your people the way to salvation. . . . → Read More: The 1st Great Antiphon: O Sapietia — O Wisdom

The Great Antiphons & the Rich History of O Come, O Come Emmanuel

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You are most likely familiar with the Advent hymn “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” But are you as familiar with its rich history — a great treasure of the Advent season? . . . → Read More: The Great Antiphons & the Rich History of O Come, O Come Emmanuel