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O Antiphons

Index O Antiphons

The Annunciation The O Antiphons, also known as The great Os are Magnificat antiphons used at Vespers of the last seven days of Advent in Western Christian traditions. [1]

65 relations: Acrostic, Advent, Anglican Communion, Anglicans Online, Antiphon, Arvo Pärt, Bethlehem, Bob Chilcott, Boethius, Calendar of saints, Canonical hours, Canterbury Cathedral, Choir, Christ I, Christian, Church of England, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, Common Worship, David, Duccio, Estonia, Feria, Fleury Abbey, Gospel of John, Grammatical particle, Healey Willan, Hymn, Immanuel, Isaiah, Jesse, Latin, Lauds, Liturgy of the Hours, Logos (Christianity), Lord, Lutheranism, Maestà, Magnificat, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Mass of Paul VI, Messiah, Micah (prophet), Names of God in Judaism, New Revised Standard Version, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, Order of Saint Benedict, Paweł Łukaszewski, Peter Hallock, Plainsong, Premonstratensians, ..., Presbyterian Church (USA), Prophecy, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Robert Greenberg, Roman Breviary, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, SATB, The Book of Common Worship of 1993, The English Hymnal, The New English Hymnal, Thomas the Apostle, Tree of Jesse, Vespers, Vocative case, Wisdom. Expand index (15 more) »


An acrostic is a poem (or other form of writing) in which the first letter (or syllable, or word) of each line (or paragraph, or other recurring feature in the text) spells out a word, message or the alphabet.

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Advent is a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas as well as the return of Jesus at the second coming.

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Anglican Communion

The Anglican Communion is the third largest Christian communion with 85 million members, founded in 1867 in London, England.

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Anglicans Online

Anglicans Online (sometimes abbreviated as AO) is an unofficial weekly news magazine of the Anglican Communion.

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An antiphon (Greek ἀντίφωνον, ἀντί "opposite" and φωνή "voice") is a short chant in Christian ritual, sung as a refrain.

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Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt (born 11 September 1935) is an Estonian composer of classical and religious music.

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Bethlehem (بيت لحم, "House of Meat"; בֵּית לֶחֶם,, "House of Bread";; Bethleem; initially named after Canaanite fertility god Lehem) is a Palestinian city located in the central West Bank, Palestine, about south of Jerusalem.

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Bob Chilcott

Robert "Bob" Chilcott (born 9 April 1955) is a British choral composer, conductor, and singer, based in Oxfordshire, England.

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Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, commonly called Boethius (also Boetius; 477–524 AD), was a Roman senator, consul, magister officiorum, and philosopher of the early 6th century.

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Calendar of saints

The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organizing a liturgical year by associating each day with one or more saints and referring to the day as the feast day or feast of said saint.

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Canonical hours

In the practice of Christianity, canonical hours mark the divisions of the day in terms of periods of fixed prayer at regular intervals.

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Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent, is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England.

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A choir (also known as a quire, chorale or chorus) is a musical ensemble of singers.

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Christ I

Christ I, also Christ A or (The) Advent Lyrics, is a collection of twelve anonymous Old English poems on the coming of the Lord, preserved in the Exeter Book.

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A Christian is a person who follows or adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.

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Church of England

The Church of England (C of E) is the state church of England.

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College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University

The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a women's college, and Saint John's University (SJU), a men's college, are private liberal arts colleges respectively located in St. Joseph and Collegeville, Minnesota, United States, near St. Cloud.

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Common Worship

Common Worship is the name given to the series of services authorised by the General Synod of the Church of England and launched on the first Sunday of Advent in 2000.

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David is described in the Hebrew Bible as the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah.

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Duccio di Buoninsegna (c. 1255–1260 – c. 1318–1319) was an Italian painter active in Siena, Tuscany, in the late 13th and early 14th centuries.

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Estonia (Eesti), officially the Republic of Estonia (Eesti Vabariik), is a sovereign state in Northern Europe.

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In the liturgy of the Catholic Church, a feria is a day of the week other than Sunday.

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Fleury Abbey

Fleury Abbey (Floriacum) in Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire, Loiret, France, founded about 640, is one of the most celebrated Benedictine monasteries of Western Europe, which possesses the relics of St.

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Gospel of John

The Gospel According to John is the fourth of the canonical gospels.

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Grammatical particle

In grammar the term particle (abbreviated) has a traditional meaning, as a part of speech that cannot be inflected, and a modern meaning, as a function word associated with another word or phrase to impart meaning.

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Healey Willan

James Healey Willan, (12 October 1880 – 16 February 1968) was an Anglo-Canadian organist and composer.

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A hymn is a type of song, usually religious, specifically written for the purpose of adoration or prayer, and typically addressed to a deity or deities, or to a prominent figure or personification.

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Immanuel (עִמָּנוּאֵל meaning, "God with us"; also romanized Emmanuel, Imanu'el) is a Hebrew name which appears in the Book of Isaiah as a sign that God will protect the House of David.

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Isaiah (or;; ܐܹܫܲܥܝܵܐ ˀēšaˁyā; Greek: Ἠσαΐας, Ēsaïās; Latin: Isaias; Arabic: إشعيا Ašaʿyāʾ or šaʿyā; "Yah is salvation") was the 8th-century BC Jewish prophet for whom the Book of Isaiah is named.

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Jesse, or Yishai (meaning "King" or "God exists" or "God's gift"; ܐܝܫܝ Eshai; Ἰεσσαί Iessai; Isai, Jesse; يَسَّى Yassa) is a figure described in the Bible as the father of David, who became the king of the Israelites.

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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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Lauds is a divine office that takes place in the early morning hours.

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Liturgy of the Hours

The Liturgy of the Hours (Latin: Liturgia Horarum) or Divine Office (Latin: Officium Divinum) or Work of God (Latin: Opus Dei) or canonical hours, often referred to as the Breviary, is the official set of prayers "marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer".

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Logos (Christianity)

In Christology, the Logos (lit) is a name or title of Jesus Christ, derived from the prologue to the Gospel of John (c 100) "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God", as well as in the Book of Revelation (c 85), "And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God." These passages have been important for establishing the doctrine of the divinity of Jesus since the earliest days of Christianity.

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Lord is an appellation for a person or deity who has authority, control, or power over others acting like a master, a chief, or a ruler.

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Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity which identifies with the theology of Martin Luther (1483–1546), a German friar, ecclesiastical reformer and theologian.

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Maestà, the Italian word for "majesty", designates an iconic formula of the enthroned Madonna with the child Jesus, whether or not accompanied with angels and saints.

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The Magnificat (Latin for " magnifies ") is a canticle, also known as the Song of Mary, the Canticle of Mary and, in the Byzantine tradition, the Ode of the Theotokos.

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Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643 – 24 February 1704) was a French composer of the Baroque era.

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Mass of Paul VI

The Mass of Paul VI is the most commonly used form of the Mass in use today within the Catholic Church, first promulgated by Pope Paul VI in the 1969 edition of the Roman Missal after the Second Vatican Council (1962–65).

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In Abrahamic religions, the messiah or messias is a saviour or liberator of a group of people.

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Micah (prophet)

Micah (Hebrew: מִיכָה הַמֹּרַשְׁתִּי mīkhā hammōrashtī “Micah the Morashtite”) was a prophet in Judaism who prophesied from approximately 737 to 696 BC in Judah and is the author of the Book of Micah.

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Names of God in Judaism

The name of God most often used in the Hebrew Bible is the Tetragrammaton (YHWH). It is frequently anglicized as Jehovah and Yahweh and written in most English editions of the Bible as "the " owing to the Jewish tradition viewing the divine name as increasingly too sacred to be uttered.

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New Revised Standard Version

The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) is an English translation of the Bible published in 1989 by National Council of Churches.

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

"O come, O come, Emmanuel" is a Christian hymn for Advent and Christmas.

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Order of Saint Benedict

The Order of Saint Benedict (OSB; Latin: Ordo Sancti Benedicti), also known as the Black Monksin reference to the colour of its members' habitsis a Catholic religious order of independent monastic communities that observe the Rule of Saint Benedict.

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Paweł Łukaszewski

Paweł Łukaszewski (born 19 September, 1968) is a Polish composer of choral music.

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Peter Hallock

Peter Rasmussen Hallock (November 19, 1924 – April 27, 2014) was an American organist, choirmaster and liturgist.

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Plainsong (also plainchant; cantus planus) is a body of chants used in the liturgies of the Western Church.

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The Order of Canons Regular of Prémontré, also known as the Premonstratensians, the Norbertines and, in Britain and Ireland, as the White Canons (from the colour of their habit), are a religious order of Canons regular of the Catholic Church founded in Prémontré near Laon in 1120 by Norbert of Xanten, who later became Archbishop of Magdeburg.

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Presbyterian Church (USA)

The Presbyterian Church (USA), or PC (USA), is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination in the United States.

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A prophecy is a message that is claimed by a prophet to have been communicated to them by a god.

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Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams (12 October 1872– 26 August 1958) was an English composer.

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Robert Greenberg

Robert M. Greenberg (born April 18, 1954) is an American composer, pianist, and musicologist who was born in Brooklyn, New York.

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Roman Breviary

The Roman Breviary (Latin: Breviarium Romanum) is the liturgical book of the Latin liturgical rites of the Catholic Church containing the public or canonical prayers, hymns, the Psalms, readings, and notations for everyday use, especially by bishops, priests, and deacons in the Divine Office (i.e., at the canonical hours or Liturgy of the Hours, the Christians' daily prayer).

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San Francisco Conservatory of Music

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) is an elite music school with an enrollment of about 400 undergraduate and graduate students, located at 50 Oak Street, San Francisco, California.

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In music, SATB is an initialism for soprano, alto, tenor, bass, defining the voice types required by a chorus or choir to perform a particular musical work.

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The Book of Common Worship of 1993

The Book of Common Worship of 1993 is the fifth liturgical book of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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The English Hymnal

The English Hymnal is a hymn book which was published in 1906 for the Church of England by Oxford University Press.

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The New English Hymnal

The New English Hymnal is a hymn book and liturgical source, aimed towards the Church of England, first published in 1986.

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Thomas the Apostle

Thomas the Apostle (תומאס הקדוש; ⲑⲱⲙⲁⲥ; ܬܐܘܡܐ ܫܠܝܚܐ Thoma Shliha; also called Didymus which means "the twin") was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus, according to the New Testament.

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Tree of Jesse

The Tree of Jesse is a depiction in art of the ancestors of Christ, shown in a tree which rises from Jesse of Bethlehem, the father of King David and is the original use of the family tree as a schematic representation of a genealogy.

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Vespers is a sunset evening prayer service in the Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Eastern Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran liturgies of the canonical hours.

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Vocative case

The vocative case (abbreviated) is the case used for a noun that identifies a person (animal, object etc.) being addressed or occasionally the determiners of that noun.

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Wisdom or sapience is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight, especially in a mature or utilitarian manner.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Antiphons

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