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Invitatory Psalm 

An invitatory antiphon is used with the invitatory psalm to "invite" the congregation to prayer. The invitatory antiphon gives emphasis to the season or day. The invitatory antiphons may be said or sung before, or before and after the invitatory psalm. The invitatory antiphons may be used with either the Venite or the Jubilate. Responsorial recitation was traditionally used for the Venite. This method calls for the invitatory antiphon to be sung after each verse or group of verses of the invitatory psalm (BCP, p. 582). 




Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from "An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians," Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.
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