Vespers: The Advent Antiphons – Veni Emmanuel. The Great ‘O’ antiphons are well known from the hymn O Come, Emmanuel. There are actually Eight, counting down the last week of Advent until Christmas. All but one (the last) refer to names for Jesus. The last refers to Mary – O Virgo Virginem – O Virgin of Virgins and was commonly used in the Sarum Rite. Here they are in word and images.

24th December O Virgo Virginem
23rd December O Emmanuel
22nd December 0 Rex Gentium
21st December O Oriens
20th December O Clavis David
19th December O Radix Jesse
18th December O Adonai
17th Dec. O Sapientia