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 asHere's Sr. Joan's meditation.
protector of the people; silencing
rulers, inspiring the people to make
supplication. Come do not delay,
December 19Actually, I prefer Tim Michin's more modern Antiphon, which I think is a most excellent response to Sr. Joan's meditation.
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
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.