We are now in the “direct preparation” for Christmas using the “O Antiphons” as the gospel acclamation – ancient titles for Christ. Over the next seven days, these antiphons precede the Magnificat during recitation of Vespers in the Liturgy of the Hours. Each antiphon begins with “O” followed by a name for the Messiah and references the prophecy of Isaiah.
Today’s antiphon is inspired by Isaiah 11:2-3; 28:29:
O Wisdom of our God Most High, guiding creation with power and love, come to teach us the path of knowledge.