(Closed) How to introduce the readings

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m having a complete Catholic mass with my ceremony, and for us it will be the same as a regular weekly mass.  After the processional, there’s a quick prayer by the priest, and then he sits down and the first reader walks up and says “a reading from the book of X” and reads!  I’ve been to weddings where the priest says “please be seated for the first reading.”

I hope that answers your question.  🙂

Post # 5
19 posts

While I haven’t seen it done at weddings, I’ve been to a few church services where the reader introduces the scripture to draw the significance of the text, and the context. This can be prepared by the priest and/or the couple so that it rings true with his or her interpretation of the text.

For example, for a reading from 1 Corinthians: “Here, Paul is writing a letter to the Corinthians, explaining some responsibilities we have to each other so that they may build healthy and loving relationships in their community.”

We haven’t selected our readings yet, but we very well may do this. After all, the meaning of any reading is more profound (in my opinion) when you know why and for whom they were written.


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