O Rex Gentium – The O Antiphon Reflections from Fr. Giles Dimock, O.P. – Discerning Hearts Podcast

Sixth Antiphon – December 22nd: O Rex Gentium

O King of all the nations, the only joy of every human heart,[1] O Keystone[2] of the mighty arch of man;[3] come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust.[4]

This antiphon rejoices that the Lord is king not just of the Jews but us Gentiles as well, who makes them one people, one temple, in which he is the keystone, the crowning glory that holds all in place.[5]  We beg the Lord to return again to save weak humanity made in Gods’ image but disfigured by sin.

[1] Haggai 2:8

[2] Is. 28:16

[3] Eph. 2:14

[4] Gen. 2:7

[5] Eph. 2:20

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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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