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This handsome gift wallet contains eight A6 postcards representing all seven O Antiphons, plus the antiphon for Christmas Eve:  "Know that Today the Lord will come".  Also included is an information card explaining their origins and significance.  A beautiful gift to meditate with, or to decorate a Christmas room.

The Great Antiphons of Advent: a set of eight postcards (no envelopes)

Inspired by the O Antiphons from the solemn monastic vespers for Advent  -  O Wisdom, O Rising Sun, O Key of David, O Adonai, O King, O Stock of Jesse, O Immanuel;  and for the eve of Christmas  -  Today you know that the Lord will come.  This is a vivid and exuberant celebration of the days leading up to Christmas, and is certain to be a favourite amongst those who love these ancient chants.   The Antiphons are presented in a gift wallet

335:  O Wisdom! You come forth from the mouth of the Most High.  You fill the universe and hold all things together in a strong yet gentle manner.  O come to teach us the way of truth.

Inspired by the O Antiphons from the solemn monastic vespers for Advent  -  O Wisdom, O Rising Sun, O Key of David, O Adonai, O King, O Stock of Jesse, O Immanuel;  and for the eve of Christmas  -  Today you know that the Lord will come.  This is a vivid and exuberant celebration of the days leading up to Christmas, and is certain to be a favourite amongst those who love these ancient chants. 

339:  O Adonai and leader of Israel!  You appeared to Moses in a burning bush and gave him the law on Sinai.  O come and save us with your mighty power

Inspired by the O Antiphons from the solemn monastic vespers for Advent  -  O Wisdom, O Rising Sun, O Key of David, O Adonai, O King, O Stock of Jesse, O Immanuel;  and for the eve of Christmas  -  Today you know that the Lord will come.  This is a vivid and exuberant celebration of the days leading up to Christmas, and is certain to be a favourite amongst those who love these ancient chants. 

342:  O Stock of Jesse!  You stand as a signal to the nations.  Kings fall silent before you whom the peoples acclaim.  O come to deliver us and do not delay.

Inspired by the O Antiphons from the solemn monastic vespers for Advent  -  O Wisdom, O Rising Sun, O Key of David, O Adonai, O King, O Stock of Jesse, O Immanuel;  and for the eve of Christmas  -  Today you know that the Lord will come.  This is a vivid and exuberant celebration of the days leading up to Christmas, and is certain to be a favourite amongst those who love these ancient chants. 

337:  O Key of David and sceptre of Israel!  What you open no one else can close again;  what you close no one can open. O come to lead the captive from prison;  free those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.

Inspired by the O Antiphons from the solemn monastic vespers for Advent  -  O Wisdom, O Rising Sun, O Key of David, O Adonai, O King, O Stock of Jesse, O Immanuel;  and for the eve of Christmas  -  Today you know that the Lord will come.  This is a vivid and exuberant celebration of the days leading up to Christmas, and is certain to be a favourite amongst those who love these ancient chants. 

336:  O Rising Sun!  You are the splendour of eternal light and the sun of justice.  O come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.

Inspired by the O Antiphons from the solemn monastic vespers for Advent  -  O Wisdom, O Rising Sun, O Key of David, O Adonai, O King, O Stock of Jesse, O Immanuel;  and for the eve of Christmas  -  Today you know that the Lord will come.  This is a vivid and exuberant celebration of the days leading up to Christmas, and is certain to be a favourite amongst those who love these ancient chants. 

338:  O King whom the peoples desire!  You are the cornerstone which makes all things one.  O come and save man whom you made from clay.

Inspired by the O Antiphons from the solemn monastic vespers for Advent  -  O Wisdom, O Rising Sun, O Key of David, O Adonai, O King, O Stock of Jesse, O Immanuel;  and for the eve of Christmas  -  Today you know that the Lord will come.  This is a vivid and exuberant celebration of the days leading up to Christmas, and is certain to be a favourite amongst those who love these ancient chants. 

340:  O Immanuel!  You are our king and our judge; the one whom the peoples await and their saviour.  O come and save us Lord our God.

Inspired by the O Antiphons from the solemn monastic vespers for Advent  -  O Wisdom, O Rising Sun, O Key of David, O Adonai, O King, O Stock of Jesse, O Immanuel;  and for the eve of Christmas  -  Today you know that the Lord will come.  This is a vivid and exuberant celebration of the days leading up to Christmas, and is certain to be a favourite amongst those who love these ancient chants. 

341:  Today you know that the Lord will come.  In the morning you will see his glory.