August 23, 2020: Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
The antiphon is based on the final lines of this Sunday’s 2nd Reading:
For from him and through him and for him are all things.
To him be glory forever. Amen. (Romans 11:36)
This becomes our doxology of praise to Christ in the sacrament we receive.
Psalm verses are from Psalm 104, and the psalm-tone is a simplified version of the antiphon melody, creating an organic unity with it.