Wednesday, December 17, 2008

OMG- Praying the O Antiphons

The last seven days of Advent are traditionally marked by chanting/praying The O Antiphons. The Antiphons recall both seven names for the Messiah as well as seven prophecies by Isaiah about the Messiah. Traditionally, the Antiphons are prayed as part of the Church's evening prayer (Vespers) at sunset.

Today, we meditate on "O Wisdom"

O Wisdom who proceeds form the mouth of the Most High,
reaching out mightily from end to end,
and sweetly arrange all things:
Come to teach us the way of prudence.

“The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, a spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and fear of the Lord, and his delight shall be the fear of the Lord.” (Is 11:2-3), and “Wonderful is His counsel and great is His wisdom.” (Is 28:29).

What wisdom might you seek in Christ?

Take a few moments (1:38 minutes to be exact) to listen to this chant:

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