Saturday, December 18, 2010

Celebrating the "O Antiphons

From December 17 - December 23 we will be celebrating the O Antiphons.

I had no idea what the "O" Antiphons even were till I joined the Catholic Church. I have done some reading now and found it so intresting. Looking at some of my favorite blogs like Jessica's blog I found some great ways to celebrate these days leading up to Christmas.

Each Antiphon begins with "O" and addresses Jesus with a unique title which comes from the prophecies of Isaias and Micheas (Micah), and whose initials, when read backwards, form an acrostic for the Latin "Ero Cras" which means "Tomorrow I come." Those titles for Christ are:

Radix Jesse
Clavis David
Rex Gentium

You can find so  much informatiom on the "OAntiphons on the This website.

I also found out over at Jessica's blog that there is a old monastic custom of providing special treats on these days. Each treat will represent a O Antiphon and remind us how close we are to Christmas. Here is what we will be doing this year in our home.

December 17th
Sapientia ~ Wisdom

Our Gift for today will teach us about Wisdom

God's Wisdom for Little Girls: Virtues and Fun from Proverbs 31

There's also a book like this for boy's

December 18th
Adonai ~ Lord of Israel,  House of Israel

Our gift/treat for today will be to make gingerbread houses and a Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle for dessert.
Wilton 6 Cavity Gingerbread Village Cookie Pan

This will be a little different this year. We always make the gingerbread houses by Wilton like this one.

Gingerbread House Kit, Deluxe, Pre-Baked, Everything Included!

These are so much fun!

December 19th
Radix Jesse ~ Root of Jesse

Our gift/Treat for to day will be a Chritmas Ponsetia

We used to but lots of these early in December because they are so pretty. We now have been saving these for this day and it make it so special.

 Dinner tonight we will be having Beef Stew.
For dessert Rootbeer floats made with one of or favorite rootbeers

Our other favorite Beer and Rootbeer is Sprecher. Really every flavor they sell is wonderful.

December 20th
Clavis David ~ Key of David

Our Gift/Treat for today will be simple and yummy!
I hope to make a Key Lime Mousse Pie
This recipe is from Paula Deen here is the Link

Dec 21st
Oriens ~ Radiant Dawn, Dayspring

Our gift/treat for today will again be a yummy dish
 Nutty Orange Coffee Cake another great recipe by Paula deen
We will serve Oranges and Orange juice with breakfast.

Dec 22nd
Rex Gentium ~ King of all Nations, King of the Gentiles

Our gift/treat for today will be about our King Jesus Christ. Our girls listen to books on CD when they go to bed.  I am really excited about this and can't wait to hear it.
Word of Promise Next Generation - New Testament: Dramatized Audio Bible

Dec 23rd
Emmanuel ~ God with us

Our gift/treat for the day will be our Nativity Chocolate Candy Mold Set. Thank You Jessica for the wonderful Idea.
Nativity Chocolate Candy Mold Set
Nativity Chocolate Candy Mold Set

We will be putting this on top of a special Birthday cake. A cake for our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 comment:

Gardenia said...

this is a lovely plan for celebrating O Antiphons. Thanks for sharing,