GOSPEL COMMUNION: 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 13 2021 : 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Neither of the Missal antiphons connect with the Gospel of the mustard tree today. The Collegeville Composers Group were, however, drawn to the second Missal antiphon, which runs:

Holy Father, keep in your name those you have given me,
that they may be one as we are one, says the Lord. (John 17:11)

The act of Communion is not something individual, but an expression of our unity in the Body of Christ. The setting of the antiphon emphasizes this by the use of a simple two-part round.

For the verses, a psalm tone is superimposed on the antiphon (but can of course be sung separately), taking verses from Jeremiah 31:10-14 as suggested in the 1998 Antiphonal.

A demo recording of part of this setting will be found here:

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