Saturday, November 9, 2019: Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
The scriptures for this Feast focus on the city of God and its temple. The door or threshold is an important part of that building. In this antiphon, rooted in Matthew 7:7a, we reflect on the fact that the opening of that door is dependent upon our requests to God and our seeking to find the way to do his will. Then we will receive grace upon grace.
The psalm verses take Psalms 133, 134 and extracts from Psalm 135, once again focusing on the house of the Lord and the unity that should be found within.