“The Prophet Isaiah” (detail) by Antonio Balestra [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

O Radix Jesse:

“O Root of Jesse, that stands for an ensign of the people,
before whom the kings keep silence and unto whom the Gentiles shall make supplication:
come, to save us, and do not delay!”

(Antiphon recited with the Magnificat during Vespers of December 19th)

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