Category: O Antiphons

23 December, O EMMANUEL

Behold the Bread of Angels Sent Murillo’s painting of the Infant Christ distributing bread to pilgrims is an invitation to consider the mystery of the...

22 December, O REX GENTIUM

The connection between this O Antiphon and the “Doctrinal Note on Some Aspects of Evangelization,” published eleven years ago (3 December 2007) by the Congregation...

21 December, O ORIENS

O DAYSPRING (Zech 6:12; Lk 1:78), Splendor of Eternal Light (Heb 1:3), and Sun of Justice (Mal 4:2): Come, and enlighten those that sit in...

19 December, O RADIX IESSE

I could have chosen one of the many medieval images of the Tree of Jesse to illustrate this O Antiphon, but instead I chose this...

18 December, O ADONAI

Moses Before the Burning Bush This is the central panel of a triptych painted by Nicolas Froment in 1476. It depicts Moses awestruck before the...