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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Another kind of O Antiphon: "I really like Christmas . . ."

Truth be told, the above clip from Tim Michin is my favorite kind of O Antiphon.

Ms. Conroy is a wee bit more traditional, in a post modern kinda way. Not exactly bound by Gregorian chant but enchanted with the new chanting from the Benedictine Sisters of Erie.

I mean, she is a Republican girl, but she voted for Obama. See?

She actually sent me a recording of her singing the first two O Antiphons, a la the good Benedictine Sisters of Erie, on my iPhone.

I know. Just call it part of the 'glue' that has kept us together the last 33 years.

Here's today's chant of the O Antiphon "O Root of Jesse" from the good sisters,
O Root of Jesse, standing as
protector of the people; silencing
rulers, inspiring the people to make
supplication. Come do not delay,
deliver us.
Here's Sr. Joan's meditation.
December 19

It takes generations to build the
Christ vision in the world, just as
it took generations after Jesse to
prepare for the coming of the
Christ. It is our task to root ideas
now that will bring the next
generation to wholeness.
— Joan D. Chittister, OSB
Actually, I prefer Tim Michin's more modern Antiphon, which I think is a most excellent response to Sr. Joan's meditation.
I'll be seeing my dad,
my brother and sisters,
my gran and my mum
And we'll be drinking
white wine in the sun.


Fran said...

I love the juxtaposition of these two things... the differences as well as the similarities.

KJ said...

Though I have never met Ms. Conroy, I love her.

alicia said...

drinking white wine in the sun- thinking perfectly imperfect christmas thoughts - and thinking of you and Barbara - merry