The New Gasparian
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A journal dedicated to the life and mission of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, and to a life lived in response to the call and the cry of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our on-going mission is to share good news of hope and communion.

Monday, December 22, 2003
O Rex Gentium

Here is the "O Antiphon for today. I may get a chance to sing it this evening after I land and unpack. It all depends on the signal my cell phone will have, and how fast the internet connection is.

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






Is the a holiday for Paul Rex over at
Rex Olandi?





posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 9:39 AM link
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Time to pack up the computer. Flying to California today. Merry Christmas, everyone.



posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 9:32 AM link
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I am not sure I want to get a conversation going on inclusive language right before Christmas, but this thought flitted through my brain yesterday when I was chanting the psalm. The third verse of the psalm is the classic kind that those with an inclusive bent would more than likely try to change the text. For me it is obvious why the church chose this psalm for this day and liturgy. It may not have been the understanding of the original writer, but the church see a reference to Jesus here in this psalm.

May your help be with the man of your right hand....

How many places changed or eliminated that line? Do you think as they were trying to be inclusive, they were in fact excluding the Church's understanding of the psalm? Did they know they were excluding Jesus?

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19

R. (4) Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.
O shepherd of Israel, hearken,
from your throne upon the cherubim, shine forth.
Rouse your power,
and come to save us.
R. Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.
Once again, O LORD of hosts,
look down from heaven, and see;
take care of this vine,
and protect what your right hand has planted
the son of man whom you yourself made strong.
R. Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.
May your help be with the man of your right hand,
with the son of man whom you yourself made strong.
Then we will no more withdraw from you;
give us new life, and we will call upon your name.
R. Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.





posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 9:25 AM link
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