The "O Antiphons" provide a wonderful source of meditation to help prepare us for the Nativity. Traditionally chanted before and after the Magnificat in Evening Prayer during the last week of Advent, they help connect Old Testament prophecy to the Messiah born in a manger. Listen first to this wonderful introduction by Ken Myers of Mars Hill Audio:
Next, work your way through each Antiphon and hear a meditation by the clergy, listen to the recording of the chant, enjoy the beautiful artwork of Esther Bley, and read a poem by Malcolm Guite. May these resources give you a deeper understanding of Advent and the coming of Our Lord.