Dec.19- Day 4 Solemn Christmas Novena– O Root of Jesse


The third of seven Great “O” Antiphons of the liturgy, that date back to the seventh or eighth century. These antiphons are chanted or recited at Vespers, or Evening Prayer, the Antiphon before the Magnificat. They are also the Alleluia verse at the Mass.
December 19
O RADIX JESSE O ROOT OF JESSE
O flower of Jesse’s stem you have been raised up as a sign for all peoples and stand as a banner of the people, before whom kings shall keep silence and unto whom the Gentiles shall make supplication:
R: Come to deliver us, and tarry not let nothing keep you from coming to our aid!
Isaiah 11:1-3,10 Symbol: vine or plant in flower, especially a rose.

Speramus' Posterous

The third of seven Great “O” Antiphons of the liturgy, that date back to the seventh or eighth century. These antiphons are chanted or recited at Vespers, or Evening Prayer, the Antiphon before the Magnificat. They are also the Alleluia verse at the Mass.

December 19

O flower of Jesse’s stem you have been raised up as a sign for all peoples and stand as a banner of the people, before whom kings shall keep silence and unto whom the Gentiles shall make supplication:
R: Come to deliver us, and tarry not let nothing keep you from coming to our aid!
Isaiah 11:1-3,10 Symbol: vine or plant in flower, especially a rose.


Benedictine monks arranged these antiphons with a definite purpose. If one starts with the last title and takes the first letter of each one — Emmanuel, Rex, O

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Still Hoping for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary! I am a Secular Carmelite and a Marian Catechist joining with those who love Our Lady of Fatima to help Her win the final Victory for Christo et Ecclessiae (Christ and His Church)! Posts on Speramus' Posterous are not always Fatima related. However, I hope they will be of interest to you and will help you to grow in the spiritual life and continue to "Fight the good fight of faith,and lay hold to eternal life, to which you are also called...." 1 Timothy 6:12. For more posts relating to the message of Our Lady at Fatima and its application for our times please follow me on Blogger http://speramus-hope.blogspot.com or Twitter https://twitter.com/Speramus
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