O Sapientia – The O Antiphon Reflections from Fr. Giles Dimock, O.P. – Discerning Hearts Podcast


First Antiphon –
December 17th: O Sapientia

O, Wisdom, O holy Word of God,[1] you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care.[2]  Come and show your people the way to salvation.[3]

In this ancient antiphon the Church cries out to Christ, as the Wisdom of the Father, the eternal Word proclaimed by John in his prologue,[4] who was with the Father in the beginning of the creation of the world which he continues to govern.  We, the Church cry “Come,” the most primordial of all prayers, because we know we’ve “messed up” the wonderful order of creation with human sin and manipulation and need God’s Wisdom, whose “thoughts are not our thoughts.”[5]  Only he can show us his Son who is the way to Salvation; to saving us from ourselves and leading us to righteousness in thought and action, which the term salvation implies.

[1] Sir. 24:3

[2] Wis. 8:1

[3] Is. 40:3-5

[4] John 1

[5] Is. 55: 8-9

 

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The O Antiphon reflections are from Musings: Liturgical and Charismatic authored by Fr. Giles Dimock, O.P. and published by Discerning Hearts®

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