One time-honored Advent tradition is the praying of the O Antiphons. The O Antiphons use titles of the Messiah and verses from the Old Testament to express our longing for His coming. The traditional Advent hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” is a poetic translation of these antiphons.
On December 17-23, the special antiphons are prayed during Evening Prayer (Vespers), and they are also used at Mass as the Alleluia verse.
We are happy to provide these beloved antiphons, in both Latin and English, for you.