O Key of David

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

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(The angel presents the key)

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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3 Responses to O Key of David

  1. Todd: I love the angels! Who made them? How were they made? What’s the material? What are the actual dimensions? Was there discussion about what gender the figures would portray?

  2. Todd says:

    A local artist and parishioner, Jo Myers Walker made them. They are paper sculptures, about thirty inches high each. No gender discussions, really, but they are patterned on angels she did many, many years ago for Christmas decor for the parish.

    I had thought the symbols would be depicted larger, but I’m pleased with how they turned out. The angel figures seem to draw parishioners in, probably a bit more than a big paper key would.

  3. Chris says:

    I thought angels did not have gender as they are spirit. In the Bible, don’t they often appear as young men, as in the story of Lot?

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