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KING OF THE GENTILES
Symbols: Crown and Scepter
Come, and deliver man, whom You
formed out of the dust of the earth.
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.
O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis,
qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti.
The crown and scepter signify Christ's universal kingship.
As we sing in the fifth O Antiphon, Christ is not only the King of the
Jewish nation, but the "Desired One of all," the cornerstone
which unites both Jew and Gentile.