An antiphon (Greek ἀντίφωνον, ἀντί "opposite" + φωνή "voice") in Christian music and ritual, is a "responsory" by a choir or congregation, usually in Gregorian chant, to a psalm or other text in a religious service or musical work.


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O AntiphonsEdit

The O Antiphons are antiphons sung in Western Christian traditions following the Magnificat at Vespers services on the last seven days of Advent. Each antiphon is a name of Christ, one of his attributes mentioned in Scripture.

Marian AnthemsEdit

The Marian Anthems or Marian Antiphons are four "votive antiphons" addressed to Mary which are sung at Compline during various times of the year. They are not true antiphons but rather are short hymns.

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