Today, December 18th, is the first of the final seven days of Advent. The AIC Seasonal Video series, The Great “O” Antiphons, offers Scripture, commentary, the reading/responses of antiphons and music for the occasion. The series is based on a 12th C. office in the Roman Catholic tradition. Here you will find information and links each day until the final episode on Dec. 24th. The text for the entire series is printed on pages 21-27 in the AIC Bookstore Publication, Occasional Services for Anglican Worship, available using the Virtual Bookstore link at the bottom of the Home page. The entire series is linked from the Digital Library page with Podcast versions from the Podcast Archive page.
The theme music for the day is On Jordan’s Bank the Baptists’ Cry, performed on his church organ by Jared Haselbarth, from his DVD (available at http://www.NABA.com). The key phrase is O Sapientia, meaning Wisdom. In Christian theology, Jesus Christ is the embodiment of the wisdom of the Father.