- Monday, 22 December 2008 14:00
The Great Antiphon for December 22
O King of the Gentiles and their desired One, the Cornerstone that makes both one: Come, and deliver man, whom You formed out of the dust of the earth.
O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti.
Psalm 2:7-8; Haggai 2:8; Genesis 2:7; Ephesians 2:14-20.
Symbols, Crown, scepter.
- Sunday, 21 December 2008 14:00
The Great Antiphon for December 21
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.
O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis.
Zac 6:12; Habakkuk 3:4; Malachi 3:20; Psalm 19:6-7; 107:10; Luke 1:78.
Symbol: rising sun.
- Saturday, 20 December 2008 14:00
The Great Antiphon for December 20
O Key of David, and Scepter of the House of Israel, who opens and no man shuts, who shuts and no man opens: Come, and bring forth the captive from his prison, he who sits in darkness and in the shadow of death.
O Clavis David, et sceptrum domus Israel; qui aperis, et nemo claudit; claudis, et nemo aperit: veni, et educ vinctum de domo carceris, sedentem in tenebris, et umbra mortis.
Revelation 3:7; Isaiah 22:22; Psalm 107:10. Symbols: key; broken chains.
- Friday, 19 December 2008 14:00
The Great Antiphon for December 19
O Root of Jesse, who stands for an ensign of the people, before whom kings shall keep silence and unto whom the Gentiles shall make supplication: Come to deliver us, and tarry not.
O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem Gentes deprecabuntur: veni ad liberandum nos, jam noli tardare.
Isaiah 11:1-3; 10; 52:15; Habakkuk 2:3.
Symbol: vine or plant in flower, especially a rose.
- Thursday, 18 December 2008 14:00
The Great Antiphon for December 18
O Lord and Ruler of the House of Israel, who appeared to Moses in the flame of the burning bush and gave him the law on Sinai: Come, and redeem us with outstretched arm.
O Adonai, et dux domus Israël, qui Moyse in igne flammae rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extento.
Isaiah 11:4-5; Exodus 6:13; 3:2, 20:1; Jeremiah 32:21.
Symbols: burning bush, stone tablets.