O Antiphons – summary

Years ago, I made a little webpage for the O Antiphons.  It might be useful.

Also, on this blog

17 December – O Sapientia

18 December – O Adonai

19 December – O Radix Iesse

20 December – O Clavis David

21 December – O Oriens

22 December – O Rex Gentium

23 December – O Emmanuel

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4 Responses to O Antiphons – summary

  1. RichR says:

    WRT O-Antiphons,

    I just bought the Latin/English book, Lauds and Vespers, edited by Rev. Peter Stravinskas. In Christmastime, the O Antiphons are used just as you typed them out above. Just posting to put in a plug for this version of the Liturgy of the Hours. I don’t profit from it, I just like the prayerbook.

  2. Make me a Spark says:

    There are some lovely versions of the O Antiphons that I follow at Youtube, done by the brothers at Oxford. They start here:


  3. These explanations of the meaning of the O antihons is most helpful but in the summary with the anthems listed on the side “O clavis David” seems to be mixed up with “O Radix Jesse.”

  4. The Premonstratensian Rite has an extra ‘O’ antiphon; O Virgo Virginem’



    for more details.