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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 Clavis     20 December

 O Key of David and sceptre of the House of Israel
you open and no one can shut;
you shut and no one can open:
Come and lead the prisoners from the prison house,
those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.


Clavis   Key     Isaiah 22:22,    Isaiah 42:7.

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