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O Antiphons

21st December – O Rising Sun

O Rising Sun You are the splendour of eternal light and the Sun of Justice. O come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death!Today the shortest day of the year when the sun reaches its lowest point in the sky (for us in the northern hemisphere at any rate!) and darkness seems to envelop us it is very appropriate that the Church puts on our lips the beautiful antiphon which cries out to our true Light to come and enlighten us.O Rising Sun You are the splendour of eternal light and the Sun of Justice. O come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death!However let us not forget that our true light has already come into our world in the person of Jesus Christ, the Word Incarnate 鈥 as St John tells us in the […]

By |December 20th, 2009|Liturgy|0 Comments

20th December – O Key of David

Today, the fourth Sunday of Advent, we light the fouth candle on the Advent wreath – and our Readings at Mass today focus on Mary – her faith and love.1st Reading: Micah 5:1-4Psalm 792nd Reading: Heb 10:5-10Gospel: Luke 1:39-44O KEY OF DAVIDO Key of David and sceptre of Israel, what You open no one else can close again; what You close no one can open. O come to lead the captive from prison; free those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.Another translation of this antiphon as found in the Daily Missal reads as follows: Key of David who open the gates of the eternal kingdom, come to liberate from prison the captive who lives in darknessThe concept of keys in the Bible usually denotes power being bestowed on someone. Jesus is the One on whom 鈥渁ll authority in heaven and on earth is […]

By |December 20th, 2009|Liturgy|0 Comments

19th December – O Root of Jesse

O Root of Jesse, You stand as a signal for the nations; kings fall silent before You whom the peoples acclaim. O come to deliver us, and delay no longer.Like all the other 鈥極 Antiphons鈥 this one too is steeped in Old Testament imagery. (See Isaiah chapter 11 and 12). Jesse, who was David鈥檚 father and one of Jesus鈥 great ancestors, is mentioned in St Matthew鈥檚 genealogy. Because of infidelity to the covenant, David鈥檚 royal line is dethroned at the time of the exile to Babylon and became shrouded in oblivion but the Prophet Isaiah prophesies that from the stump or root of Jesse a new twig will spring forth 鈥 a twig that becomes a branch for all the nations. It is clear that the prophet is speaking of the Messiah.Reflecting on this antiphon and Chapter 11 and 12 of Isaiah brings us […]

By |December 19th, 2009|Liturgy|1 Comment

18th December – O Adonai

O Adonai and leader of Israel, you appeared to Moses in the burning bush and you gave him the Law on Sinai. O come and save us with your outstretched arm.This is a prayer made from a truly humble and trusting heart – one that knows its need of our heavenly Father to save us.The theme of God鈥檚 outstretched arm to help His people is found frequently in the Scriptures and must surely touch us deeply. We read in Psalm 97 鈥淗is right hand and His holy arm have brought salvation鈥漈here is something comforting in an arm outstretched towards us 鈥 we feel needed and loved which gives us an inner security.In daily life, we often see a loving mother or father stretch out their arms to save their child from some danger or simply to swoop up the child to give it a hug.When we return […]

By |December 18th, 2009|Liturgy|0 Comments