O Antiphons

O Antiphons

The “O Antiphons” are the source of the Advent hymn, “Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel.”
They are prayers for each day during the Octave before Christmas Eve.

Monday, Dec. 17 – Sapientia – Wisdom (Isaiah 11:2-3)
Tuesday, Dec. 18 – Adonai – Lord of Israel (Isaiah 11:4-5)
Wednesday, Dec. 19 – Radix Jesse – Root of Jesse (Isaiah 11:10)
Thursday, Dec. 20 – Clavis David – Key of David (Isaiah 22:22)
Friday, Dec. 21 – Oriens – Radiant Dawn, Dayspring (Is. 9:2)
Saturday, Dec. 22 – Rex Gentium – King of all Nations (Is. 9:7)
Sunday, Dec. 23 – Emmanuel – God with us (Isaiah 7:14)

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