Advent Day of Reflection:
The "O Antiphons"
Friday, December 17
10AM - 4PM PST
Join Fr. Vincent, Vicar of St. Columba’s, for an Advent Day of Silence, song, and Reflection on December 17th from 10am-4pm. On this day, which begins the Octave before Christmas, the Church throughout the world begins her week-long meditation on the "O Antiphons” — those beautiful messianic titles attributed to Jesus from the ancient prophecies of Isaiah:
O Wisdom, O Adonai, O Root of Jesse,
O Key of David,
O Radiant Dawn, O King of Nations, O Emmanuel.
This year, Fr. Vincent will explore the first of these titles, "O Wisdom," which in Greek ["Sophia"]
and Latin ["Sapientia"], come to reflect
the feminine face of the divine in the Old Testament.
Through a reflection on Scripture and the ancient tradition of the church, we will come to appreciate how the Antiphon "O Wisdom" prepares the way for understanding Christ as the embodiment of
the feminine Divine.
"Christ is the Wisdom and Power of God."
~ 1 Corinthians 1:24 ~