Wednesday, 21 December 2016

The Great O Antiphons. 21 December.


Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.



English: Madonna and Child with two Angels.
Deutsch: Madonna und zwei Engel.
Italiano: Madonna con due angeli.
Date: 1468 - 1469.
Source/Photographer: The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei.
DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202.
Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.
Permission: [1]
(Wikimedia Commons)


"O Oriens".
The Great O Antiphon
for 21 December.
Available on YouTube at

21 December: Psalm cvi. 10.

O Oriens,
splendor lucis aeternae,
et sol justitiae;
veni et illumina sedentes in tenebris,
et umbra mortis.


O Dawn of the East,
brightness of the light eternal,
and Sun of Justice;
come and enlighten them that sit in darkness,
and in the shadow of death.

V. Rorate.

"Rorate caeli desuper, et nubes pluant justium . . ."


"Ye heavens, drop down from above, and let the clouds rain down the Just One."

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