Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Treasures of Our Faith

The San Fernando Pastoral Region presents a new series of articles titled "Treasures of our Faith." The series is authored by Ryan Adams, one of the region's diaconate candidates and a member of the region's media team.

Adams' sixth article explains the responsorial psalm.

By Ryan Adams

The responsorial psalm: The psalm reflects themes in the readings. The psalm consists of an antiphon; this is a vehicle of prayer and praise to give an atmosphere of prayer within which the readings occur. The responsorial psalm is an affirming prayer in response to the first reading.

The second reading: This reading is also referred to as the epistle, and is usually from one of the letters in the New Testament which may also include the Book of Acts or the Book of Revelation. While the letters address particular situations in the early church, their message transcends the centuries to motivate us contemporary Christians and to deepen our appreciation of the mystery of Christ.

On "Treasures of Our Faith", diaconate candidate Ryan Adams explains the responsorial psalm.

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