In late Advent, the Liturgy of the Hours makes use of the ancient prayers known as the O Antiphons. Antiphons are short verses repeated before and after a psalm or canticle. The O Antiphons appear with the Magnificat, Mary’s Canticle, from Luke chapter one, verses 46-55.
The O Antiphons make use of titles for Jesus which each describe an important aspect of His personality and leadership. The titles are:
When taken together and backwards from the last day toward the first, these titles make an acrostic which spells out ERO CRAS, meaning “Tomorrow, I come.”
In the coming days, I mean to give a little reflection on each of the O Antiphons because I find them so interesting and enlightening. I hope these will help your faith and understanding as well.
More links on the O Antiphons here.