Category Archives: Advent

Venez Divin Messie

Refrain: Venez divin Messie, Sauver nos jours infortunés ; Vous êtes notre vie, Venez, venez, venez ! Ah! Descendez, hâtez vos pas! Sauvez les hommes du trépas ; Secourez-nous, ne tardez pas ! Voyez couler nos larmes ; Grand Dieu, … Continue reading

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O Pastor Israel

The Paris Breviary of 1736 adds two antiphons to Great Antiphons/O Antiphons sung at the Magnificat at Vespers during the last days of Advent in order to create a novena leading up to Christmas Eve Starting on December 15 and … Continue reading

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O Sancte Sanctorum

The Paris Breviary of 1736 adds two antiphons to Great Antiphons/O Antiphons sung at the Magnificat at Vespers during the last days of Advent in order to create a novena leading up to Christmas Eve Starting on December 15 and … Continue reading

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O Virgo Virginum

In medieval English use, of the Great Antiphons/O Antiphons sung at the Magnificat at Vespers during the last days of Advent were begun on December 16 and all of the first seven antiphons were moved up one day. This antiphon … Continue reading

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O Emmanuel

This is the seventh of the Great Antiphons/O Antiphons sung at the Magnificat at Vespers during the last days of Advent. This antiphon is traditionally used on December 23. (In the Paris Breviary and in medieval English usage it is … Continue reading

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O Rex Gentium

This is the sixth of the Great Antiphons/O Antiphons sung at the Magnificat at Vespers during the last days of Advent. This antiphon is used on December 22.  (In the Paris Breviary and in medieval English usage it is on … Continue reading

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O Oriens

This is the fifth of the Great Antiphons/O Antiphons sung at the Magnificat at Vespers during the last days of Advent. This antiphon is traditionally used on December 21.  (In the Paris Breviary  it is used on December 19 and … Continue reading

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