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Irene Barrett wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Why do we sit during the Epistle readings and stand when the Gospel is read?

Irene Barrett

  { Why do we sit during the Epistle readings and stand when the Gospel is read? }

Bob replied:

Irene,

It is out of respect and reverence for the very Word of Christ, the Word Himself, who speaks directly to us in His Own Words.

The Gospel is like the Eucharist. It is the main course of nourishment for our ears and hence our minds.

Hope that helps.

Peace,

Bob

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