Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The "O" Antiphons Day 1 O Sapientia = O Wisdom

No, this is not about Obama, instead today begins the readings of the "O" Antiphons, each one is about Christ using a title for the Messiah from the Isaiah. O Sapientia (O Wisdom), O Adonai (O Lord), O Radix Jesse (O Root of Jesse), O Clavis David (O Key of David), O Oriens (O Rising Sun), O Rex Gentium (O King of the Nations), and O Emmanuel (God is with us) . Also, each one refers to the prophecy of Isaiah of the coming of the Messiah. For the next week before Christmas, the Universal Church recites/chants the "O" antiphons in its universal office of readings. This tradition goes back as far as the fifth century! What a beautiful and fitting way to finish Advent and prepare our hearts for the coming of the Lord on Christmas Day! Jesus, make we wise to love and follow you always. See this article tolearn more about the O Antiphons.

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