Forms for the Reading of Scripture

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Traditional and contemporary ways of reading the Scriptures for public worship are explained in the following article.




Traditional Forms

The Old Testament reader, rising out of the congregation or from the seats where the leaders of worship sit, may walk to the pulpit or some other place and say "A reading from the book of_______________. " The reader then reads the appointed lesson in a clear and forceful voice, ending with the words "This is the Word of the Lord. " When this...


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