December 18, 2007

Titles

The great days of our proximate preparation for the Nativity of the Lord have come again, and we are singing the beautiful "O antiphons" again.

O Wisdom, O Lord, O Root, O Key, O Dawn, O King, O Emmanuel.

These antiphons, these names for our Lord, almost overwhelm with the breadth of the mystery of the Incarnation, with the richness of possibility in the titles of Christ. The titles of Christ go on and on even in the Scriptures themselves, showing us that the mystery of Christ is an inexhaustible richness for us.

2 comments:

ben in denver said...

I think it's especially cool that "O Dawn" is the antiphon on the winter solstice.

Charles of New Haven said...

So cool. I hadn't thought of that!