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O Antiphons – Messianic Titles

If we arrange the titles of the O Antiphons in reverse order, we receive a lovely message:  ero cras, Latin for “tomorrow, I will come.”  Take a look at the chart below:

MESSIANIC TITLES OF THE “O” ANTIPHONS

Date

Title

Language

Translation

Dec 17th

Sapientia

Latin

Wisdom

Dec 18th

Adonai

Hebrew

LORD

Dec 19th

Radix Jesse

Latin

Flower of Jesse

Dec 20th

Clavis David

Latin

Key of David

Dec 21st

Oriens

Latin

Radiant Dawn

Dec 22nd

Rex Gentium

Latin

King of Nations

Dec 23rd

Emmanuel

Hebrew

God-with-us

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(at right is shown the star marking the place in Bethlehem where Christ entered the world)

Tomorrow indeed our Lord comes to us.  He comes not as a conquering hero, but rather, as a vulnerable, darling child born in a cave.  Kept warm by the livestock that share their shelter with Him.  God has touched our world — and changed it forever.

Merry Christmas to all of you – please remember to keep the “Mass” in Christmas.  We’d love to celebrate this holy event with you at Mass.  God bless you who seek the one who comes.

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