First Sunday of Lent Psalm 91
  • Does anyone have some bulletin notes explaining the rationale of the Church for using Psalm 91 as the proper introit, gradual, offertory and Communion verse for Lent I? I would like to run a little explanation in our Sunday bulletin of why this psalm is the "psalm de jour".

    Thanks!
  • eft94530eft94530
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    Ordinary Form

    IN. Ps 90: 15, 16 and 1
    GR. Ps 90: 11-12
    TR. Ps 90: 1-7 and 11-16
    OF. Ps 90: 4-5
    CO. Ps 90: 4-5

    First reading
    A. Gen 2: 7-9; 3: 1-7: Creation and sin of our first parents.
    B. Gen 9: 8- 15: The covenant with Noah and his sons.
    C. Deut 26: 4-10: Profession of faith of the Chosen People.

    Second reading
    A. Rom 5: 12-19 or 5: 12, 17-19: Adam and Christ.
    B. 1 Pet 3: 18-22: The baptism which now saves.
    C. Rom 10: 8-13: The message of faith, received and proclaimed.

    Gospel
    A. Mt 4: 1-11: The temptation oj Jesus in the desert.
    B. Mk 1: 12-15: Jesus in the desert and in Galilee.
    C. Lk 4: 1-13: The temptation of Jesus in the desert.

    http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/psalms/psalm91.htm

    http://www.archive.org/details/gregorianchanc006474mbp
  • incantuincantu
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    This topic is addressed in Willi Apel's Gregorian Chant.