Mounted on the throne in heaven, O Christ God, and on a colt here on earth, You accepted the praise of the angels, and the hymn of the children who cried to You: Blessed are You, Who have come to call back Adam.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
Blessed are You, who have come to call back Adam -
The Word of God, proceeding forth yet leaving not His Father’s side…
The Saving Victim, opening wide the gate of heaven to man below (St Thomas Aquinas)(not “man below”, but the opening to man of “heaven … below”!) For today’s mystery is this: Just as Christ God on a colt on earth is mounted on the throne in heaven, so Adam and the world of humanity, even in the midst of our wanderings, are “called back” to enter the new Jerusalem and dwell even now in the immortality of the Kingdom.
Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord: Glory to Jesus Christ.