Friday, December 17, 2010

The O Antiphons -- O Sapienta

December 17 marks the beginning of the O Antiphons of Advent, so called because they all begin with the proclamaion "O." The O Antiphons continue on for the next seven days until Christmas Eve and they are exhortations as we continue to wait for Our Lord, celebrating His first coming and anticipating His second.

O Sapientia
-- O Wisdom (Ecclesiates 24: 5), you came forth from the mouth of the Most High (Sirach 24: 30), and reaching from beginning to end, you ordered all things mightily and sweetly (Wisdom 8: 1). Come, and teach us the way of prudence (Isaiah 40: 14).

Source: Catholic

1 comment:

Kayte said...

And not to be disrespectful or anything, but I had been doing these my whole life and no one around here had ever heard of them. So I would do them every year and eventually other homeschoolers were getting on board. Then we had the 8th Antiphon Group...those of us who were doing them and after Christmas decided that the 8th would be O Come O Come and Play With Us Today...we did a lot of that after Christmas back in the day. Happy O Antiphons to you and yours! We made ornaments when we were kids to go with each one...and things to tape on the window panes so they would look like stained glass.