The Seven Great “O” Antiphons of Advent
The O Antiphons are Magnificat antiphons used at Vespers of the last seven days of Advent in Western Christian traditions.
Each antiphon is a name of Christ, one of his attributes mentioned in Scripture. They are:
- December 17: O Sapientia (O Wisdom)
- December 18: O Adonai (O Lord)
- December 19: O Radix Jesse (O Root of Jesse)
- December 20: O Clavis David (O Key of David)
- December 21: O Oriens (O Dayspring)
- December 22: O Rex Gentium (O King of the nations)
- December 23: O Emmanuel (O With Us is God)
“O Emmanuel” with guest Chaplain Keith Weise from the Lutheran Senior Services in Meramec Bluffs, Missouri.
O Emmanuel, our king and our lawgiver, the hope of the nations and their Saviour: Come and save us, O Lord our God.
“O Wisdom” with guest Rev. Gary Nagy of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hobart, Indiana.
O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth of the Most High, reaching from one end to the other, mightily and sweetly ordering all things: Come and teach us the way of prudence. [/twocol_one_last]
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“O Adonai” with guest Rev. Robert Hauter of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Kouts, Indiana.
O Adonai, and leader of the House of Israel, who appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush and gave him the law on Sinai: Come and redeem us with an outstretched arm.[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]
“O Root of Jesse” with guest Rev. Larry Troxel of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bowen, Illinois.
O Root of Jesse, standing as a sign among the peoples; before you kings will shut their mouths, to you the nations will make their prayer: Come and deliver us, and delay no longer. [/twocol_one_last]
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