Thursday, December 15, 2011

O Antiphons - Songs of praise as we prepare for Christmas

From the 17th December the Church sings a song (antiphon) in evening prayer (vespers) of the church to help prepare for Jesus' birth.  Each of the O Antiphons reminds us of one of the titles of Jesus who is our Messiah (Saviour) and one of Isaiah's prophesies (messages from God). 

Celebrating at the Cathedral
To join the celebration on Weekdays and Saturdays there is Exposition at 5pm followed by Sung Vespers and Benediction at 5:30pm; on Sundays Exposition and the Rosary begin at 4pm and Vespers and Benediction begins at 4:40pm. Everyone welcome.

Celebrating at home
On each day we will post an O Antiphon for those who are not able to get to the Cathedral and offer ideas for family prayer.