The Public Reading Of The Scripture

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

Because Scripture is the living Word, it should be read with feeling, inflection, and conviction. Many renewing churches have established a lay readers group-people who have as their specific calling and ministry the reading of the Word in worship. This group will meet to rehearse and practice the reading of the Word so that its reading becomes an "event" in worship.

Scripture Reading in the Early Church

The earliest source of our liturgy of the Word is the Jewish synagogue service, in which...


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