Re: Need a crash-course in reading the Epistle according to the Greek practice
- Thank you Andreas! That's exactly what I needed.
--- In email@example.com, "Reader Andreas"
> I am a reader in a Greek Orthodox parish, so perhaps I can help - at
> from my experience. Each parish may be different though, just askthe priest
> beforehand and he will let you know his preference. For example, thewhole
> Epistle may be chanted and the Alleluia verses may be intoned as well.book
> 0) I always ask for a blessing during the Thrice-holy Hymn. Hold the
> open to the pericope and the priest will bless with his hand, thenkiss his
> hand and proceed to the center of the soleas.intones the
> 1) The deacon will intone "Let us be attentive," then the reader
> prokeimenon once through."Peace be
> 2) The deacon intones "Wisdom."
> 3) The reader intones "The reading is from the Holy Apostle Paul's
> ...(relevant book)."
> 4) The deacon again intones "Let us be attentive."
> 5) Read the Epistle with at least the final sentence intoned.
> 6) The priest will go to the middle of the Beautiful Gate and say
> to you the reader," the reader should approach the priest with theclosed
> book and allow the priest to bless, kiss his hand and reply "And to your
> In Christ,
> Andreas, Reader