Thursday, December 17, 2015

"O" Antiphons: December 17 - O Wisdom

The Great “O” Antiphons were sung before and after the Psalm at Vespers during the last seven days of Advent.  They were used to create the hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” which is the Hymn of the Day for the Fourth Sunday in Advent: Rorate Coeli. The “O” Antiphon for December 17 is:

O Wisdom, proceeding from the mouth of the most high, pervading and permeating
all creation, mightily ordering all things:

Come and teach us the way of prudence.

1 comment:

  1. Two corrections: the O Antiphons are Magnificat antiphons, not Psalm antiphons (Vespers has three Psalms in the modern rite, and the old rite had five); and they ARE still sung at Vespers (not were)—liturgical folk who pray the Offices have never given them up!