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. Amen. "O Rex..."
O King of the Gentiles and the Desired of all, you are the cornerstone that binds two into one. Come, and save humanity whom you fashioned out of clay.
Isaiah 28:16: "Therefore, thus says the Lord God: See, I am laying a stone in Zion, a stone that has been tested, a precious cornerstone as a sure foundation".
This is the universal antiphon. It reminds us that God is not only the God of the Jews but the God of all, the God of the universe. Jesus came to save all humanity and this sixth antiphon clearly addresses the Saviour as the King of the gentiles (Jer.10:7) and the Desired One of the nations. It’s an invitation for Christ to become the Cornerstone of our lives.