This coming weekend’s first reading offers a challenge not only for Israelites unused to the prospect of universal salvation, but also those who must pronounce these names of places far away and long ago. Check out Isaiah 66.19:
I will set a sign among them; from them I will send fugitives to the nations: to Tarshish, Put and Lud, Mosoch, Tubal and Javan, to the distant coastlands that have never heard of my fame, or seen my glory; and they shall proclaim my glory among the nations.
How do you suggest we prepare our lectors for upcoming pronunciation hurdles? What has worked well for you, something better than a quick review in the sacristy a few minutes before Mass?