(Closed) Ceremony Readers

posted 10 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Hi there,

Usually there are three readings- I found this info online for you…

<font size=”2″>First will be a reading from the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament; then a psalm, either read from the Book of Psalms, or a song based on one; then a reading from the New Testament. There will also be a reading from one of the four Gospels, preceded by a special Alleluia prayer or song called the Gospel Acclamation. (Christians who are able to do so should remain standing during the reading from the Gospel.) After the Gospel, the officiant will give a short homily reflecting on the marriage that is about to take place. </font>

Post # 3
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16 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Hi there,

Usually there are three readings- I found this info online for you…

<font size=”2″>First will be a reading from the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament; then a psalm, either read from the Book of Psalms, or a song based on one; then a reading from the New Testament. There will also be a reading from one of the four Gospels, preceded by a special Alleluia prayer or song called the Gospel Acclamation. (Christians who are able to do so should remain standing during the reading from the Gospel.) After the Gospel, the officiant will give a short homily reflecting on the marriage that is about to take place. </font>

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Lay readers can read the first two readings.  A lay reader cannot read the Gospel — that’ll be the priest or deacon.  You also have a reader for the Prayers of the Faithful.  You can use 1 or more for the prayers.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007 - The Wellington House in Fayetteville, NY

We had 2 readers.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

We had 3 – Old Testment reading, New Testament reading, and Prayer of the Faithful (intercessions).  The priest read the Gospel, and we had a cantor/pianist who sang the Responsorial Psalm.  Our priest also told us that our three readers didn’t have to be Catholic, but that might vary parish-to-parish.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Well you don’t really have to have any, the Priest can read them all, or you can have 1 reader read both the New and Old Testament readings or you could have as many as 4 because there will be an Old Testament reading a Psalm (that could be sung) a New Testament reading and the Prayers of the faithful. The officiant will read the Gospel. They don’t have to be Catholic, but it would make sense for them to at least believe in what they are reading.

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