December 19, 2010

December 20 (Vespers Antiphon): O Clavis David

O Clavis David, et sceptrum domus Israel...



O Key of David and sceptre of the House of Israel;
you open and no one can shut;
you shut and no one can open:
Come and lead the prisoners from the prison house,
those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.


Image: Manuel Panselinos (13th or 14th c.)

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