19 December 2016

The O Antiphons

Just a few days to Christmas and in some Christian traditions it is time for the O Antiphons to be used in conjunction with the Magnificat at vespers/evensong.

Some years ago, I posted a blog series on the O Antiphons based on a quiet day I ran at St Aidan’s Clarkston. Here, for convenience, are the links to that series:

The quiet day and the posts derived from it made use of a series of sonnets written by the Cambridge-based priest and poet Malcolm Guite. As it happens, Malcolm has recently been posting those sonnets together with reflections on the O antiphons on his blog.

And for even more on the O antiphons, Daniel Horan’s reflections on them on his Dating God blog are well worth reading.