O Key of David, O royal Power of Israel controlling at your will the gate of heaven: come, break down the prison walls of death for those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death; and lead your captive people into freedom (Christian Prayer, 127).
In this reflection, Tony Crescio discusses the “O” Antiphons for December 20th. As Tony explains, the “O Antiphon” for this day speaks of the coming Messiah as the Key of David Who alone can unlock the chains of sin and death and open the gates of life.
Tony Crescio is the founder of FRESHImage Ministries. He holds an MTS from the University of Notre Dame and is currently a PhD candidate in Christian Theology at Saint Louis University. His research focuses on the intersection between moral and sacramental theology. His dissertation is entitled, Presencing the Divine: Augustine, the Eucharist and the Ethics of Exemplarity.
Tony’s academic publications can be found here.