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The Liturgy Documents Summary and Reflection While reading the Liturgy Documents I found out many things about the Mass that I did not know among them the rules that one has to follow at mass the right way to say certain prayers or do certain actions during the liturgy and the ministries involved in the celebration of the liturgy of the word and their role A summary of the Liturgy Documents discloses much interesting information and provokes thoughtful reflection on its contents The elements that comprise the Liturgy of the word are the readings from scripture and the chants between the readings the homily profession of faith and the general intercessions or prayers of the faithful P 130 The first reading is from the Old Testament and during the Easter season from Acts The chant comes from the Psalms The second reading comes from the New Testament or an Epistle and the Gospel from the one of the four Gospels None of these biblical readings or Psalms can be omitted shortened or replaced by nonbiblical readings For it is through the readings that God is speaking to his people today One of the rules says that you can only proclaim the word of God from the lectern and no other place The Liturgy Documents puts a special emphasis on the importance of the Gospel and how the presider should give special attention to the Gospel There are different ways to satisfy this rule For example the Deacon or reader should carry the book of the Gospels during the entrance procession then after the second reading the deacon or priest should take the book from the altar and carry it reverently to the lectern When the deacon is about to read the Gospel he should first bow in front of the one presiding asking to receive his blessing Finally when he finishes reading the Gospel he should kiss the book The Liturgy Documents tells
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