O Antiphons Videos


To help celebrate spirit of Christmas the Society of Saint John The Evangelist (SSJE) is releasing seven daily “O Antiphon” teaching videos. In the short videos, the SSJE Brothers teach about the ancient, ever new “O Antiphons”: O Wisdom; O Lord; O Root of Jesse; O Key of David; O Dayspring; O Ruler of the Nations; O Emmanuel.

Each video will contain the Brothers singing the Antiphon in their Monastery Chapel and one brother giving a reflection on the Antiphon. Click the link below for the days video.

A link to each video will be emailed each day at noon.

Introduction December 16

Click on each day to watch the video.



  1. Catharine on November 30, 2018 at 10:39

    Thank you for these–I point parishioners to them every year! I am so grateful for you all and for the resources you offer.

  2. Therese Hathway on December 16, 2016 at 13:45


  3. Richard Greenleaf on December 17, 2015 at 12:03

    Wonderful, marvelous!

  4. Fr. Jay L. Tillitt on December 17, 2013 at 15:57

    Looking forward to learning more fully about the antiphons in order to teach people in the parish. Thank you, SSJE

  5. Suzanne Phillips Smith on December 17, 2013 at 15:31

    Thank you! I will be posting these on our Facebook page, as well.

  6. Lucy Brown on December 17, 2013 at 10:29

    I am so grateful for this! This day of Advent was just enriched enormously for me. I sometimes crave wisdom! I rarely think of it in this vast sense, however.

  7. Jan on December 17, 2013 at 10:07

    Thank you.

  8. Barbara vickers on December 17, 2013 at 10:00

    Thank you

  9. Jan Karon on December 16, 2013 at 20:31

    Thank you for ministering to us in the far flung world. This site was recommended by Father Randall Haycock of Christ Church Glendower, Albemarle County, Virginia.

  10. The Rev. Dr. Catherine Gregg, Rector on December 16, 2013 at 16:31

    My heart is one with you as we pray together these beautiful antiphons. Thank you for including us who are so far away in your teaching and in your prayers. Your daily words bless and center me for my tasks as I join the community in spirit.

  11. Lynda on December 16, 2013 at 15:14

    oh, my,… I felt as if I were with Brother James at the monastery. So holy.

  12. Lynn Harrington on December 16, 2013 at 14:08

    Thank you for this series. Looking forward to it

  13. Lynn Harrington on December 16, 2013 at 14:07

    Meaningful and wise. Thanks

  14. Belinda W Nunez on December 16, 2013 at 13:59

    Thank you.

  15. georgiana cameron on December 16, 2013 at 13:56

    I am looking forward to these seven days of singing and of words as we draw ever nearer to the end of the Advent season.

  16. Valerie Campbell on December 16, 2013 at 13:40


  17. Josef Gulka on December 16, 2013 at 12:56

    So very grateful for these expositions. As Director of Music in a parish, I will distribute each video to my choir members. to my

  18. LeAnn Frobom on December 16, 2013 at 12:54

    Thank you so much for this wonderful Advent gift.

  19. Richard W. Wheeler on December 16, 2013 at 12:13

    Thank you, indeed, for this opportunity. Advent is a very special season for me!
    Rick Wheeler

  20. Katie on December 15, 2013 at 20:40

    Thank you!

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