The “O” Antiphons

The Church has been singing and/or reciting the “O” Antiphons since at least the 7th century during Advent. These are the antiphons (verses to be recitedĀ or sung in response) that accompany the Magnificat from Luke 1:46-55. These antiphons use ancient biblical imagery drawn from the messianic hopes of the Old Testament to proclaim the coming […]