Tuesday, 13 December 2016

The O Antiphons

 


 

This Advent, Pray As You Go's reflective focus is on the O Antiphons traditionally used in the anticipation of Jesus’ coming to dwell among us. We can think of them as seven ways of expressing Jesus, and they are best known as a sung response to introduce the Magnificat at evening prayer in the final week of Advent. Their origin can be traced back to the prophecies of Isaiah, who tells of the coming Messiah.

This online retreat is a chance to take a step back from the pressing concerns of everyday life, and all the busyness and preparations for Christmas. This season of Advent, during which we prepare ourselves to celebrate the coming of Christ at Christmas, is a great opportunity to make a retreat of this kind.


You can also read a reflection introducing the O Antiphons here: http://www.thinkingfaith.org/articles/o-antiphons-advent
 


 

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