O Emmanuel (December 23)
O Emmanuel (Isa 7:14; 8:8), our King and Lawgiver (Gen 49:10; cf. Ezek 21:32), the Expected of the nations and their Savior (Isa 33:22): Come, and save us, O Lord our God.
O Rex Gentium (December 21)
O King of the Gentiles (Hag 2:8), Desired of all, you are the cornerstone that binds two into one (Eph 2:20). Come, and save poor man whom you fashion out of clay (Gen 2:7).
O Oriens (December 21)
O Rising Dawn (Zac 6:12), Radiance of the Light eternal (Hab 3:4) and Sun of Justice (Mal 3:20); Come, enlighten those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death (Ps 107: 10; Lk 1:78).
O Clavis David (December 20)
O Key of David (Apoc 3:7) Scepter of the house of Israel, you open and no man close; you close and no man opens (Isa 22:22). Come, and deliver him from the chains of prison who sits in darkness and in the shadow of death (Ps 107: 10).
O Radix Jesse (December 19)
O Root of Jesse, you stand for the ensign of all mankind (Isa 11:10); before you kings shall keep silence and to you all nations shall have recourse (Isa 52:15). Come, save us, and do not delay (Hab 2:3).
O Adonai (December 18)
O Adonai or Lord and Ruler (Exod 6:13) and Ruler of the house of Israel (Matt 2:6), you appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush (Exod 3:2), and on Mount Sinai gave him your Law (Exod 20). Come, and with outstretched arm redeem us (Jer 32:21).
Today marks the beginning of the O’ Antiphons to mark the end of Advent. It is during this time that each day we chant or reflect on one of the seven Messianic Titles given to Jesus. If you’d like to learn a bit more on what exactly they are and approximately how old they are check out this link. Over the next several days I will be busy with finishing up the last minute Christmas preparations as well as spending time with my children and Mother-In-Law I won’t be able to post much, but I will be bringing you the O’ Antiphons. Have a blessed last few days of Advent and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!
O Sapientia (December 17)
O Wisdom (Eccl 24:5), you came forth from the mouth of the Most High (Sir 24:30), and reaching from beginning to end, you ordered all things mightily and sweetly (Wis 8:1). Come, and teach us the way of prudence (Isa 40:14).