I love all things Catholic and the "O Antiphons" have been popping up all over the place in my Catholic world, so I wanted to make up a few on this last day before they end with Christmas Eve. They are used from Dec 17-23... O, Holy Family may you be in the hearts of families and bring them healing and a small slice of heaven. May their lights shine out into the darkness, as an example of how our families can be a domestic Church in which we share our Faith with JOY and die to self so that Jesus may live. We long to be your hands and feet!
They are referred to as the "O Antiphons" because the title of each one begins with the interjection "O". Each antiphon is a name of Christ, one of his attributes ment...ioned in Scripture. They are:
December 17: O Sapientia (O Wisdom)
December 18: O Adonai (O Lord)
December 19: O Radix Jesse (O Root of Jesse)
December 20: O Clavis David (O Key of David)
December 21: O Oriens (O Dayspring)
December 22: O Rex Gentium (O King of the nations)
December 23: O Emmanuel (O With Us is God)
My favorite thing is to stop into Church and gaze at Jesus in the tabernacle!