Thursday, December 22, 2011

O King of the Gentiles

On Thursday 22nd December we celebrate O King

Celebrating at home Read Isaiah 28:16  spend time reflecting on the words of the Antiphon.
Click mp3 to open a separate page and link to the Latin chant.

LATIN: O Rex gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti.

ENGLISH: O King of the gentiles and their desired One, the cornerstone that makes both one: come, and deliver man, whom you formed out of the dust of the earth.
Celebrating with children
Find and read Isaiah 28:16 the King who foundation.  Maybe make a crown. 

You might sing the verse from the hymn O Come Emmanuel
O come, Desire of nations, bind,
In one the hearts of all mankind;
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease,
And be Thyself our King of peace