Aug 1 2021: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Today’s antiphon is a composite, drawing inspiration from the Gospel:
Whoever comes to me will never hunger,
and whoever believes in me will never thirst. (John 6:35)
and, in line with the selected psalm verses (see below):
They feast on the riches of your house;
they drink from the stream of your delight. (Ps 36:8)
The assumption is that communicants will receive under both kinds, something which alas is not currently advisable.
Following the suggestions in the 1998 Antiphonal and 2012 Antiphonary, psalm verses are taken from Ps 36:6-11 and Wisdom 16:20-21, a rich banquet of eucharistic spirituality.
The setting makes use of quarter-refrains for greater integration of the assembly into this Communion processional chant.
A demo recording will be found here.