Advent Morning of Recollection
The Great Antiphons,
the Heralds of Christmas
Join us as we reflect on the great O Antiphons of Advent through the lens of Bl. John Henry Newman's spiritual writings. The popular hymn, "O Come O Come Emmanuel," incorporates the O Antiphons into the verses of the hymn and is sung abundantly in Christian Churches during the season of Advent. Utilizing the O Antiphons, as well as their tradition in Christian hymnody, Elizabeth Farnsworth will lead an excursion through the O Antiphons, incorporating texts from Newman as a spiritual reflection on this ancient tradition. Each of the O Antiphons begins with "O" and addresses Jesus with a unique title from the prophetic traditions found in the Old Testament. The initials of the antiphons, when read backwards, form an acrostic for the Latin "ERO CRAS," meaning "Tomorrow I come." The titles for Christ are:
Adonai (Lord of Israel)
Radix Jesse (Root of Jesse)
Clavis David (Key of David)
Oriens (Radiant Dawn/Dayspring)
Rex gentium (King of the Nations/King of the Gentiles)
Emmanuel (God with us)
The title of the Morning of Recollection is "The Great Antiphons, the Heralds of Christmas," which is taken from Newman's, "A Letter Addressed to the Rev. E. B. Pusey, D.D., on His Recent Eirenicon."
|Time||December 1, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.
||Gailliot Center for Newman Studies
211 N. Dithridge St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
||O Antiphons of Advent
|12:00 p.m.||Light Lunch (RSVP below)|