O Clavis David – The O Antiphon Reflections from Fr. Giles Dimock, O.P. – Discerning Hearts Podcast

Fourth Antiphon –
December 20th: O Clavis David

O Key of David, O royal Power of Israel, controlling at your will the gate of heaven,[1] Come, break down the prison walls of death for those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,[2] and lead your captive people into freedom

The Lord Jesus is invoked here as the Key of David,[3] the one who can open the gate into the kingdom because he is the gate.[4]  He knocks at the door of our hearts[5] leading us out of the darkness of sin into the true freedom of the children of God, which is freedom from sin and the resulting joy and delight.

[1] Is. 22:22

[2] Luke 1:79

[3] Rev. 3:7

[4] cf. John 10:7

[5] Rev. 3:19

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The O Antiphon reflections are from Musings: Liturgical and Charismatic authored by Fr. Giles Dimock, O.P. and published by Discerning Hearts®

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