Today’s antiphon is O Rex Gentium
O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum,
lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum:
veni, et salva hominem,
quem de limo formasti.
O King of the nations, and their desire,
the cornerstone making both one:
Come and save the human race,
which you fashioned from clay.
Isaiah had prophesied:
“For a child has been born for us, a son given us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
“He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” Isaiah 2:4
“But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. Isaiah 64:8
King of all nations does not narrow things down a whole lot when it comes to picking a recipe. What would you serve a king if he came to dinner? Tough question since he is the king of ALL nations — no favorites. He was a simple man, anyway. But he did like to eat with people — a lot. I made empanaditas today — with mincemeat. Two kinds — fried and baked. These could be kind of universal — English mincemeat made in a Mexican and Argentine way.
Whipped cream makes them royal enough for me.