Understanding what you read to others

This post is in the series Rite Reading.

It’s time to move on from looking at how the readings are fitted to the year, to some practicalities about how we approach the task of reading them aloud.

There’s a lot I can’t tell you about how to read in your church. I don’t know you or your context, whether you worship in a large or a small building, whether you have a sound system or a loop, which translation of the Scriptures your church normally uses, how many people you read to, and many other such things. The hints and tips in this section of the blog series are therefore necessarily going to be limited, but I hope they will be of some use, helping you become a more understanding and understandable reader.

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