Join us for Advent Vespers at 5 pm in the Chapel from Sunday, December 17—Saturday, December 23.
The “Great O Antiphons” are short verses chanted before and after the Magnificat (Song of Mary) in the monastic evening office of Vespers during the last week of Advent. They entered our worship in the 8th century. Our beloved hymn “O come, O come, Emmanuel” is a 19th century translation of these antiphons. We will pray the evening office together and sing each night as we prepare our hearts for Christmas.