Pages 76-77: The Scripture Proclaimed
by: Nat Rose, Josie Reshetar, Sydnee Rensh, David Reiff
Summary Our section is about the order of Mass, from the Introductory Rites to the Nicene Creed and general intercessions. Scriptures read at Mass are not random, like some people think. The passages read are determined by a calendar of readings known as the Ordo. The Catholic Church all around the world uses the same Ordo so that the same readings will be read regardless of what church you attend or what country you are in. The Ordo is divided into two main parts: Sunday readings and Weekday readings.
KEY CONCEPTS 1) MASS IS DIVIDED INTO TWO MAIN PARTS: THE LITURGY OF THE WORD AND THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST 2) SCRIPTURE PASSAGES READ AT MASS ARE DETERMINED BY A CALENDAR KNOWN AS THE ORDO 3) THE ORDO ARRANGES SUNDAY READINGS IN A 3 YEAR CYCLE, WEEKDAY READINGS IN A 2 YEAR CYCLE, AND IMPORTANT OR FEAST DAYS IN A 1 YEAR CYCLE.
Ordo: Latin for
“order”, also the by most calendar of Christians. scripture
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“The Mass itself has two main parts: The Liturgy of the Word, the first main part of the Mass, readings from Scripture are proclaimed; a reading from one of the Gospels is always read.”(Light of Faith 76)