Friday, December 17, 2010

Advent antiphon- O Sapientia (O Wisdom)

As Elizabeth Scalia (The Anchoress) puts it, Advent is like a pregnancy, and we are nearing our culmination.

Finally, we come to the last week of Advent, and the gorgeous O Antiphons which precede the Magnificat at Vespers. They lead us into a quieter mindset, so that we can concentrate more fully on what is about to overtake us. As with every birth, everything will change; we will be changed, if we allow ourselves to be, by the coming of Christ, who makes all things new!

O Wisdom, O holy Word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care. Come and show your people the way to salvation.

See the website of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist for brief meditations on each day's antiphon:

From The Anchoress's terrific blog at First Things:

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