recitation/responsive reading in worship
- Dear friends,
Recently while talking on the phone to a friend who is a Reformed
Presbyterian minister, he asked me for help in answering some
questions that someone raised in the congregation. This person
raised questions concerning the following practices in corporate
1. recitation (in unison) of the Ten Commandments
2. praying from a pre-written form of prayer
3. responsive Psalm-reading (The minister reads a verse and then the
congregation reads the following verse, etc.)
If you have any informed opinion or historical sources to cite on the
questions, whether yea or nay, I'd appreciate if you'd share them.
Especially helpful would be quotes from Calvin, Knox, the early
Church of Scotland, the Westminster divines, or historical Reformed
Presbyterian (covenanter) sources. Thank you and God bless.