20th December – O-Antiphons

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During Advent we sing or pray the O Antiphons. They date back to the 8th century and are an expression of wonder at the grace that God continually gives to the world.

In the various phases of Israel’s history, God’s attention was promised by the prophets in different biblical images and motifs. Christians see beyond this a reference to the coming of Jesus, whom we confess as the Messiah and in whom these promises will be fulfilled. They invite meditation and prayer and can heighten the anticipation of the birth of Christ…

Sr. M. Reinhilde Ditsch CJ

Carla Bellone