The Great O Antiphons of Advent

Dear Brethren,

Today is the last of the Advent Ember Days.  Our first day of praying the hours went very well. Here are the next two days of the Antiphons.  May the Lord use this Advent Season to truly shape our hearts and lives.


Fr. Wayne

17 December (O Adonai – Lord)

O Adonai and Leader of the house of Israel, who appearedst in the Bush of Moses in a flame of fire, and gavest him the law in Sinai: Come and deliver us with an outstretched arm.

Isaiah 11:4-5

But he shall judge the poor with justice, and shall reprove with equity the meek of the earth: and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked. And justice shall be the girdle of his loins: and faith the girdle of his reins.

Isaiah 33:22
For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king: he will save us.

Acts 7:30, 28; Hebrews 12:18-21, 10:16.

Acts 7:30, 28; Hebrews 12:18-21, 10:16.

18 December (O Radix Jesse – Root)

O Root of Jesse, which standest for an ensign of the people, at whom kings shall shut their mouths, to whom the Gentiles shall seek: Come and deliver us, and tarry not.

Isaiah 11:1
And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root.

Isaiah 11:10
In that day the root of Jesse, who standeth for an ensign of the people, him the Gentiles shall beseech, and his sepulcher shall be glorious.

Isaiah 52:15

He shall sprinkle many nations, kings shall shut their mouth at him: for they to whom it was not told of him, have seen: and they that heard not, have beheld.

Michah 5:1
Now shalt thou be laid waste, O daughter of the robber: they have laid siege against us, with a rod shall they strike the cheek of the judge of Israel.

Matthew 28:19-30; Romans 15:8-13; Apocalypse 5:1-5


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