Psalm 118: Alleluia, Your Mercy

One side benefit to having streaming and recorded liturgy at my parish is that I can get certain things peeled off the long feed if I like them. My friend Brian shared Psalm 118 with me last weekend, and we nailed it pretty well.

The Lectionary gives two options after the reading from Acts, the antiphon or an Alleluia. I’m slightly concerned about singing the latter–I can imagine the people standing, the deacon moving to the ambo, and the second reading getting cut off because people are only accustomed to “Praise God!” in Hebrew-rooted Latin getting sung once at Mass. So I hybridized the antiphon. In four years, nobody’s stood up at the wrong time yet.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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