Gradual Psalms

Also known as

  • Pilgrim Psalms


  • Latin: gradus, step


Psalms 119-133 which were sung by the caravans of devout Israelites on their way to Jerusalem to celebrate the great feasts in the Temple. Other commentators say they were hymns sung in the liturgical service of the Temple as the Levites ascended in procession the steps, particularly in celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles.

MLA Citation

  • “Gradual Psalms”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 February 2013. Web. 16 January 2019. <>