The O Antiphons~ Sapientia


The O Antiphons begin this evening. These traditional verses are sung before and after the Canticle of Mary at Vespers.
I love these short but beautiful verses that refer to Christ under a different title each day beginning on December 17 and continuing until Christmas. For me, each title reflects a different aspect of God in the person of Jesus Christ.

Here are  the seven titles refered to in each of the antiphons. When the acrostic is read backward, it forms the Latin phrase Ero Cras which means Tomorrow I come.

Sapientia
Adonai
Radix Jesse
Clavis David
Oriens
Rex Gentium
Emmanuel


The O Antiphons are also based on Scripture. I will post the antiphon for each day over the course of the next week along with its Scripture roots.
May the O Antiphons and their corresponding Scripture passages enrich your prayer and meditation during these last days of Advent.





O Sapientia (Wisdom)
O Wisdom that comest out of the mouth of the Most High, that reachest from one end to another, and orderest all things mightily and sweetly, come to teach us the way of prudence!

Isaias 11:2-3
And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: the spirit of wisdom, and of understanding, the spirit of counsel, and of fortitude, the spirit of knowledge, and of godliness. And he shall be filled with the spirit of the fear of the Lord, He shall not judge according to the sight of the eyes, nor reprove according to the hearing of the ears.

Isaias 28:29
This also is come forth from the Lord God of hosts, to make his counsel wonderful, and magnify justice.



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Comments

Anne said…
"Tomorrow I come" Beautiful!

Who knew those subliminal messages were hidden in the O Antiphons?

Today, we hear about satanic messages in rock music played backwards. Somebody always has to go and wreck beauty!

Thank you for this post, I look forward to your coming posts on the O Antiphons!
Karinann said…
Thanks Anne. So true about the satanic messages in some music. So great how God can reverse it and use it for His glory!
Mary333 said…
I second Anne's comment. "Tomorrow I come"... that's beautiful and I had no idea! It's like a hidden blessing:) I'm looking forward to these, too.