Faith News

A message from St George parish church


The “O” Antiphons   

These very ancient verses, probably dating from at least the sixth century, are used in daily prayer in the last days of Advent.

The hymn O come, O come Emmanuel is a paraphrase of them.

The titles given to the Messiah are all to be found in prophecy.

O Adonai  18 December

 O Adonai, and leader of the House of Israel,
who appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush
and gave him the law on Sinai:
Come and redeem us with an outstretched arm.

Adonai  Lord   Isaiah 11:4-5,  Isaiah 33:22

As we await the coming of our Lord, we pray “Even so come, Lord Jesus”.