Wednesday, December 17, 2008

O Sapientia

On 17 December, which is today, the Church enters upon the second and more solemn half of her Advent observance. The countdown to the appearance of the Divine Infant at Christmas has begun in earnest, and the first of the seven Great Antiphons chanted at the Magnificat in the office of vespers will be sung this evening.

O SAPIENTIA, quae ex ore Altissimi prodidisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia: veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae.

O WISDOM, Which camest out of the mouth of the Most High, reaching from end to end and ordering all things mightily and sweetly: come and teach us the way of prudence.

H/T to Rev. Giles Pinnock, on whose blog Melancholicus found the video.

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