Tag Archives: Psalms

The Irony of “The Lord’s Day”

It’s ironic that we call Sunday “the Lord’s Day” considering what Joel says about the day of the Lord in today’s lectionary reading:   2:1    Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy mountain! Let all … Continue reading

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The Shortest Chapter in the Bible

Today’s responsorial Psalm is Psalm 117, which, if I’m not mistaken, is the shortest chapter in the entire Bible: R. (Mark 16:15) Go out to all the world and tell the Good News. or: R. Alleluia. Praise the LORD, all … Continue reading

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The Way of Faithfulness

In today’s responsive reading from Psalm 119, one word repeats throughout.  In verses 26, 26, 29 and 30, we find the word “way”: I declared my ways, … Make me understand the way of your precepts, … Remove from me … Continue reading

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The Cry of the Poor – Psalm 34

Today’s responsorial reading is from Psalm 34, which is the inspiration for the hymn “The Cry of the Poor.”  The actual response today is: “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted.”  You can hear this echoed in verse two of … Continue reading

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Psalm 145 – Shane & Shane (again)

I’ve already posted one version of this Psalm, but it turned up as our responsorial reading once again today.  And, I found a version that is a little higher quality.  Here it is for your meditation on the Psalm for … Continue reading

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Psalm 30 read at Auschwitz

Wow, considering the words of this Psalm, I thought this was just powerful video:

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Psalm 95 – Sons of Korah

Here is a modern bluegrassy sounding version of Psalm 95 for you if you want to spend some time meditating on the responsorial for today: R. (8) If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. Come, let us … Continue reading

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