epistle in liturgy


Scripture selection most frequently from one of the letters, or Epistles of the Apostles read at Mass after the Collects, at the priest‘s right-hand side of the altar and therefore called the Epistle side. It is also called Lesson. As a rule there is only one, but on some days in Lent, ember-days, there are several. At High Mass the Epistle is read aloud in one tone by the sub-deacon.

MLA Citation

  • “epistle in liturgy”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 December 2010. Web. 17 January 2022. <http://catholicsaints.info/epistle-in-liturgy/>