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Tuesday, December 22nd. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Luke 1:46-56.


The Great O Antiphons: “O Rex Gentium”

22 December 2015

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ 

“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my savior.”

The Magnificat (Le magnificat) - James Tissot - Brooklyn Museum

The Magnificat (Le magnificat) – James Tissot – Brooklyn Museum

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 1:46-56.

“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my savior.
For he has looked with favor on his lowly servant;
from this day all generations will call me blessed.
The Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown might with his arm, dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart.
He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones but lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things;
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel ,
remembering his promise of mercy,
The promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”
Mary remained with her about three months and then returned to her home.

©Evangelizo.org 2001-2015

Image: From  Magnificat  Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

DAILY MASS – Tuesday 22 December 2015

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The Great O Antiphons: “O Rex Gentium”

22 December 2015

The Great O Antiphons: “O Rex Gentium”

ANGELICO_Fra_Christ_The_Judge

The Great O Antiphons
December 22: “O Rex Gentium”

These Great “O Antiphons” at the Magnificat were first used by the Church in the 8th and 9th centuries.

They are said in order, based on various titles for the Christ and are scripturally-based short prayers for the 17th to the 23rd of December.

In these “O Antiphons” the Church expresses her deep longing for the coming of the Messiah.

Christ, Cornerstone and union of all people

(See Revelation 15:3; Psalm   118:22; Isaiah 28:16; Matthew 21:42; Mark 12:10; Luke 20:17;

Acts 4:11;Ephesians 2:20; I   Peter 2:6)

O Rex Gentium,

et desideratus earum,

lapisque angularis,

qui facis utraque unum:

veni, et salva hominem,

quem de limo formasti.

O King of the Nations,

and the one they desired,

keystone,

who makes both peoples one,

come and save mankind,

whom you shaped from the mud.

©Evangelizo.org 2001-2015

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The Great O Antiphons: “O Rex Gentium”

22 December 2015

Commentary of the day

Adam of Perseigne (?-1221),

Adam of Perseigne (?-1221), Cistercian abbot
Letter to Andrew, canon of Tours, 13-15

“The Almighty has done great things for me”

“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord”. But how can you magnify him? Could you maybe make greater the one whose greatness is unlimited? “Great is the Lord and worthy of high praise; God’s grandeur is beyond understanding” (Ps 144,3). He is great, and so great that nothing else can bear comparison with him nor may his greatness be measured. In what way then do you magnify him, since you do not make him greater than what he is?

You magnify him by praising him. You magnify him for, in the darkness of this world, you show the glory of God, brighter than the sun, more beautiful than the moon, more perfumed than a rose, whiter than snow. You magnify him not because you add to his greatness, that is beyond measure, but because, in the darkness of this world, you bring the light of the true God…You magnify him as you are raised to such a high dignity that you receive grace in fullness (Lk 1,28), that you earn the visit of the Holy Spirit and that, having become Mother of God, while remaining an inviolate virgin, you give birth to a Savior for the world that dies.

How may we explain this? By the fact that the Lord is with you (Lk 1,28), the Lord who turned his gifts into your merits. This is why it is said that you magnify him: because you yourself are magnified in Him and by Him. Therefore your soul magnifies the Lord only in the sense that you yourself are magnified by Him…for you are the receptacle of the Word, the storeroom for the new wine that inebriates the sobriety of the faithful. You are the Mother of God”

©Evangelizo.org 2001-2015

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The Great O Antiphons: “O Rex Gentium”

22 December 2015

Saint of the day

St. Ischyrion, Martyr († c. 250)

SAINT ISCHYRION
Martyr
(† c. 250)

 

  St. Ischyrion was an inferior officer who attended on a magistrate of a certain city in Egypt. His master commanded him to offer sacrifice to the idols; and because he refused to commit that sacrilege, reproached him with the most abusive and threatening speeches.
        By giving way to passion and superstition, the officer at length worked himself up to such a degree of frenzy as to run a stake into the bowels of the meek servant of Christ, who, by his patient constancy, attained to the glory of martyrdom.

Lives of the Saints, by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. ed. [1894]
©Evangelizo.org 2001-2015

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“Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.”

Mark 16:15-20

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“I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:20.

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