O Emmanuel!

O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, expectratio gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos, Domines, Deus noster. O Emmanuel, king and lawgiver, desire of the nations, Savior of all people: Come and set us free, Lord our God. Lectionary Cycle: Emmanuel, rex et legifer noster: veni ad salvandum nos, Domine, Deus noster. O Emmanuel, ourContinue reading “O Emmanuel!”

O Rex Gentium!

O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti. O King of all the nations, the only joy of every human heart; O Keystone of the mighty arch of man: Come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust. From the Lectionary Cycle: Rex gentiumContinue reading “O Rex Gentium!”

O Adonai

From the Breviary: O Adonai, et dux domus Israel, qui Moyse in igne flammae rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extento. O Sacred Lord of ancient Israel, who showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush, who gave him the holy law on Sinai mountain: Come, stretch out your mighty handContinue reading “O Adonai”

O Sapientia

O Sapientia or O Wisdom, is the first of the O Antiphons. I describe them in this earlier post here.  The Antiphon for O Sapientia that is found in the Breviary and prayed during the Magnificat is: O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem fortiter, suaviter disponensque omnia: veni adContinue reading “O Sapientia”

The O Antiphons

Have you been rejoicing? Last Sunday was Gaudete Sunday, which literally is a command to rejoice! We rejoice because our Lord’s coming is so near. The Church in her great wisdom…hint, hint; leaves us with symbols to help us stay aware of what is happening at the moment in the Liturgical Cycle. One of thoseContinue reading “The O Antiphons”