Monday, December 17, 2018

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Sapiens

Today, in Mercy, we begin the recitation of the O Antiphons.

The O Antiphons are Magnificat antiphonies used at Vespers of the last seven days of Advent. They are also used as the Alleluia Verse during the daily Mass.

Each antiphon is a name of Christ, one of his attributes mentioned in Scripture. They are:

  • 17 December: O Sapientia (O Wisdom)
  • 18 December: O Adonai (O Lord)
  • 19 December: O Radix Jesse (O Root of Jesse)
  • 20 December: O Clavis David (O Key of David)
  • 21 December: O Oriens (O Dayspring)
  • 22 December: O Rex Gentium (O King of the Nations)
  • 23 December: O Emmanuel (O With Us is God)

(information above from Wikipedia)


We begin today with a heartfelt plea to God to fill our world with a Wisdom that orders all things and teaches us prudence.

Oh, how our world needs this prayer to be answered.  How we need to return to a Wisdom rooted in truth, justice and mutual love.

Let us pray this prayer together today, dear friends:

O Wisdom of our God Most High,
guiding creation with power and love:
come to teach us the path of knowledge!
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Music: Michael G. Hegeman, 1997 Performed by: The Lauda! Chamber Singers

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