Thursday, 17 December 2009

The 'O' Antiphons

Today the second part of Advent - which focuses on preparation for the feast of Christmas - begins. Among the highlights of these days are the 'O' Antiphons, which are sung before and after the Magnificat at Vespers. The Cathedral will have a public celebration of sung Vespers each day 17th-23rd December, at which the seven antiphons will be sung. IOn Weekdays and Saturdays there is Exposition at 5pm followed by Sung Vespers and Benediction at 5:30pm; on Sundays Exposition and the Rosary begin at 4pm and Vespers and Benediction begins at 4:40pm. All are welcome, of course. You can learn a little more about these antiphons in a blog post from last year - click here.