Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Monday, December 17, 2007

The OCTAVE of Christmas Begins

Since ancient times the Church has sung the "O" antiphons. From the 17th through the 23rd of December, the universal Church sings these antiphons. Each antiphon is one of the titles of Jesus and a prophecy of the Messiah from Isaiah. These are awesome little devotions that all Christians can share and pray. Today we pray the first antiphon in communion with priests, brothers, sisters in convents and monasteries throughout the world:

O Sapientia: “O Wisdom, O holy Word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care. Come and show your people the way to salvation.” Isaiah had prophesied, “The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, a spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and fear of the Lord, and his delight shall be the fear of the Lord.” (11:2-3), and “Wonderful is His counsel and great is His wisdom.” (28:29).


Blogger liturgy said...

I have four different resources in relation to the wonderful O Antiphons at

December 18, 2007 10:48 PM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

Thanks Father!

December 19, 2007 11:39 PM  

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