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Title: Great O Antiphons
Post by: whiterockdove on December 20, 2014, 01:59:47 AM
I wish I had started this with the first one,  but here is what was in my
Friday morning email, it is unfortunately too early to post today's yet!
Friday December 19:
"O Radix Jesse"

"O root of Jesse,
Who stand as a sign for the people,
Kings stand  silent in your presence,
Whom the nations will worship,
Come set us free,
Put it off no longer"


Title: Re: Great O Antiphons
Post by: Shin on December 20, 2014, 02:07:13 AM
Good morning whiterockdove! It is beginning to feel like the Advent of Our Lord with these O Antiphons!

    O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum,
    super quem continebunt reges os suum,
    quem Gentes deprecabuntur:
    veni ad liberandum nos, jam noli tardare.

'The Lord said that he had found in David a man according to his own heart. And why? Because David fulfilled all his divine wills: I have found David, the son of Jesse, a man according to my own heart. Let us endeavor to say always with David: Teach me to do Thy will. Lord, teach me to do nothing but what Thou willest. Hence we must frequently offer ourselves to God, saying with the same holy prophet: My heart is ready, O God! my heart is ready.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Great O Antiphons
Post by: whiterockdove on December 20, 2014, 10:04:20 AM
"O Clavis David"

O Key of David
and scepter of the house of Isreal,
you open, and no one shuts,
you shut and no one opens:
Come and lead the prisoner from jail,
seated in darkness
and in the shadow of death.


Title: Re: Great O Antiphons
Post by: whiterockdove on December 21, 2014, 10:14:14 AM
"O Oriens"

 O Dawn,

 splendor of eternal light,
 
and sun of justice,

 come and shine,

 on those seated in darkness,

 and in the shadow of death.


Title: Re: Great O Antiphons
Post by: Shin on December 21, 2014, 11:19:56 PM
Amen amen!  :D


Title: Re: Great O Antiphons
Post by: whiterockdove on January 01, 2015, 12:19:52 AM
"When he established the heavens I was
    there,
When he marked out the vault over the
  face of the deep;
When he made firm the skies above,
  when he fixed fast the foundations of the
     earth;
when he set for the sea it's limit,
  so that the waters should not transgress
    his command;
then was I beside him as his craftsman,
  and I was his delight day by day,
playing before him all the while,
  playing on the surface of his earth;
  and I found delight in the sons of men."

 I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, I'm just sitting here reading it, I  have been
 on this part of Proverbs lately, it's one of my very favorites.  :)


Title: Re: Great O Antiphons
Post by: whiterockdove on January 01, 2015, 12:25:37 AM
Oh my, I wish I had started this last entry as a new topic!
Anyhow, there it is! :happywave:


Title: Re: Great O Antiphons
Post by: Shin on January 01, 2015, 05:04:24 PM
Wisdom and prudence!

Two favorites!


Title: Re: Great O Antiphons
Post by: odhiambo on January 06, 2015, 05:56:34 AM
"When he established the heavens I was
    there,
When he marked out the vault over the
  face of the deep;
When he made firm the skies above,
  when he fixed fast the foundations of the
     earth;
when he set for the sea it's limit,
  so that the waters should not transgress
    his command;
then was I beside him as his craftsman,
  and I was his delight day by day,
playing before him all the while,
  playing on the surface of his earth;
  and I found delight in the sons of men."

 I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, I'm just sitting here reading it, I  have been
 on this part of Proverbs lately, it's one of my very favorites.  :)
Beautiful quote whiterockdove.
 The Book of Wisdom, The Book of Proverbs And Sirach, I have grown to like them as well.
Which version of the Bible are you using?


Title: Re: Great O Antiphons
Post by: whiterockdove on January 07, 2015, 08:58:15 AM
When I was confirmed in 2012 our priest gave me an NAB bible:( the red paperback)
I just got a hard bound NAB so it would lay open on a table.  I am looking into other ones,
where the readings flow and recite better. (?)
I am attached to my NAB, though, it has a lot of memories of my RCIA
experience. 
One day perhaps I will come across one forgotten in some dusty, cluttered used book store and I will
Rescue it, have it blessed and it will be a treasure!   
 One does not find many Catholic bibles in used book stores, though. We take care of them, don't we! :)