GOSPEL COMMUNION: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 24, 2021: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims the gospel of God in Galilee:

This is the time of fulfillment.
The kingdom of God is at hand.
Repent, and believe in the gospel. (Mark 1:15)

and in verse 17, the command “Come after me.”

Earlier in the Liturgy of the Word, we heard these words:

Your ways, O Lord, make known to me;
teach me your paths.” (Ps 25:4)

These ideas combine in this Sunday’s jaunty antiphon, which can also be sung as an ostinato round, with additional voice parts also in a round. The verses are taken from Psalm 96, following the suggestion in the Graduale Romanum.

A sample recording of the setting from the CD Walk in My Ways is available here.

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