July 11 2021: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Neither of the Communion antiphon options in the Missal have anything to do with the scriptures of the day, so once again, today’s antiphon has its origin elsewhere. The Collegeville Composers devised a mosaic from the opening verses of the 2nd Reading:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us in Christ
with every spiritual blessing in the heavens,
as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world,
to be holy and without blemish before him.
In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus
in accord with the favor of his will,
for the praise of the glory of God’s grace
that he granted us in the beloved. (Ephesians 1:3-6)
Jesus chose the Twelve and sent them out as we hear in today’s Gospel (Mark 6:7-13). Even though we are not worthy to receive him, we too have been chosen and blessed by Christ, and are sent out to give praise to God’s glory.
Verses are taken from Ephesians 3, using not only the entirety of the 2nd Reading but additional verses from the same chapter.
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