The O Antiphons spell out SARCORE. These are an aide memoire, because, reversed, they spell out in Latin ero cras, which means
I shall be [with you] tomorrow.
The preceding days’ meditations were as follows:
- “O Sapientia, quae ex ore altissimi…” (O Wisdom from on high…)
- “O Adonai et dux domus Israel…” (O Lord and leader of the house of Israel…)
- “O Radix Jesse qui stas in signum populorum…” (O Root of Jesse who stood as a standard of the people…)
- “O Clavis David et sceptrum domus…” (O Key of David and sceptre of our home…)
- “O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae…” (O Dayspring, splendor of eternal light…)
The theme for December 22 is:
“O Rex gentium et desideratus…” (O longed-for King of the nations…)
The following posts explore two different readings for this day:
The final O Antiphon will be published tomorrow.