Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Our O'Antiphon Tree

Last year the kids made small O' Antiphon ornaments for a "very" mini Christmas tree we had.   I printed the images onto a piece of cardstock and they cut them out, colored them, and we taped the titles on the back.
The "O" Antiphons are the seven jewels of our liturgy, dating back to the fourth century, one for each day until Christmas Eve. These antiphons address Christ with seven magnificent Messianic titles, based on the Old Testament prophecies and types of Christ. The Church recalls the variety of the ills of man before the coming of the Redeemer.   (Taken from Catholic Culture)

 December 17th ~

O Sapientia ~Wisdom who came from the the mouth of the Most High, reaching from end to end and ordering all things mightily and sweetly, come to teach us the way of prudence!

December 18th ~

O Adonai, Lord and Ruler of the house of Israel, Who appeared to Moses in the flame of the burning bush and gave him the law n Sinai, come to redeem us with an outstretched arm!

December 19th ~

O Radix Jesse O Root of Jesse, that stands for an ensign of the people, before whom the kings keep silent, and whom the Gentiles shall seek, come to deliver us, do not tarry.

December 20th ~

O Clavis (Key of) David and scepter of the house of Israel, who opens and no man shuts, and shuts and no man opens, come to liberate the prisoner from his prison, and those that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death.

December 21st ~

O Oriens (Rising Dawn) of the east, brightness of the everlasting light, and Son of justice, come and enlighten those that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death!

December 22nd ~

O Rex Gentium, O King of the Gentiles and desired one, the corner-stone, that makes both one: come to save man, whom you made out of the dust of the earth!

December 23rd ~

O Emmanuel, God with us, our King and our Law-giver, Longing of the Gentiles and their Savior: come to save us, O Lord our God!


Donna said...

I LOVE this idea- I will definitely try it next year- I've been wondering what to do with the O Antiphons- the antiphon house never caught one with me- I like this!

Tiffany said...

Hi Lori~Thanks for stopping by over at my blog, nice to meet you:-) What a cute idea, this is! Blessings of peace and hope to you, these final days of Advent!

Praying the Rosary keeps us close to Jesus