(Closed) Shortening readings

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
1025 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Some of the reasons have a short and long version, but I don’t think you can edit other than that.

I kinda like the prior verse. What is anything without love?

Post # 4
133 posts
Blushing bee

@princessamy: Yes, you should be able to do that.  The only “requirement” is that you have the appropriate type of readings (roughly Old Testament / Psalm / New Testament / Gospel).  You are actually free to choose any reading from the appropriate section (not just the ones in the book) and can shorten/lengthen at will.  You can also select alternative translations from other Catholic-approved translations.

This, of course, is at the discretion of the priest or deacon.  The priest/deacon will usually provide a homily based on your readings, so it is important that he agrees with your choice.  He probably won’t agree with a reading that is off-topic, controversial, or too long or too short.  But what you mentioned seems fine to me,

The “options” in the book are there for convenience, not because they are your only choice.  Someone went through the Bible and picked out the readings that they feel apply to marriage.

Post # 5
708 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We did the exact same thing. We thought the “clashing symbol” or whatever that first part is sounded weird.

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