Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Dec 17 O Wisdom

from the Narthex of St. Sophia Johannite Church, Conover, NC

O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodiisti,
attingens a fine usque ad finem,
fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia:
veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae.

O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth of the Most High,
reaching from one end to the other,
mightily and sweetly ordering all things:
Come to teach us the way of prudence.

Sophia, the Holy Wisdom of God, written by Diana Arkhi, based on a Russian icon

Veni, O Sapientia,

quae hic disponis omnia,

veni, viam prudentiaeut doceas et gloriae.

Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel

nascetur pro te Israel!

Icon of Sophia, Holy Wisdom of God, Novgorod Cathedral of haggia Sophia

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