O Oriens

Daily Catholic Quote — O Antiphons: O Rex Gentium

O Rex Gentium: “O King of the gentiles and their desired One, the cornerstone that makes both one: come, and save man, whom you formed out of the clay!” (Vespers for December 22nd; antiphon recited with the Magnificat) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below and via […]

Daily Catholic Quote — O Antiphons: O Oriens

O Oriens: “O dawn of the east, radiance of light eternal, and sun of justice: come, and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death!” (Vespers for December 21st; antiphon recited with the Magnificat) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below and via […]

Daily Catholic Quote – O Antiphons: O Emmanuel

Symbols for O Antiphons

O Emmanuel: “O Emmanuel (God with us), our King and lawgiver, the expected of the nations and their Savior: come to save us, O Lord our God!” (Vespers for December 23rd; antiphon recited with the Magnificat) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends about this […]

Daily Catholic Quote – O Antiphons: O Rex Gentium

Symbols for O Antiphons

O Rex Gentium: “O King of the gentiles and their desired One, the cornerstone that makes both one: come, and save man, whom you formed out of the clay!” (Vespers for December 22nd; antiphon recited with the Magnificat) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends […]

Daily Catholic Quote – O Antiphons: O Oriens

Symbols for O Antiphons

O Oriens: “O dawn of the east, radiance of light eternal, and sun of justice: come, and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death!” (Vespers for December 21st; antiphon recited with the Magnificat) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends […]

Meditation Notes on the “O Antiphons”

The Prophet Isaiah by Michelangelo

The “O Antiphons” refer to the seven antiphons that are recited (or chanted) preceding the Magnificat during Vespers of the Liturgy of the Hours. They cover the special period of Advent preparation known as the Octave before Christmas, December 17-23, with December 24 being Christmas Eve and Vespers for that evening being for the Christmas Vigil. Introduction On the evening […]

Making Christmas Come Alive

In 1223, St. Francis of Assisi inaugurated a pious practice that in places today has become so common that many think that it always existed. This great saint, as he was traversing the rolling hills of central Italy one December to proclaim the Gospel, noticed that few of his countrymen were taking the mysteries of the faith seriously. Many were […]

Meditation Notes on the “O Antiphons”

The Prophet Isaiah by Michelangelo

The “O Antiphons” refer to the seven antiphons that are recited (or chanted) preceding the Magnificat during Vespers of the Liturgy of the Hours. They cover the special period of Advent preparation known as the Octave before Christmas, December 17-23, with December 24 being Christmas Eve and Vespers for that evening being for the Christmas Vigil. Introduction On the evening […]