Living Liturgy for Cantors is a resource to help cantors prepare themselves to sing the responsorial psalm. This book offers cantors insight into how the psalm is connected to the readings of the day as well as to their daily lives. Gaining a sense of these connections, cantors will be able to sing the psalm with greater understanding and to lead the assembly more effectively in surrendering to the mystery of Christ made present in the Liturgy of the Word.
Living Liturgy for Cantors begins with the First Sunday of Advent 2009 and includes the following:
Readings and responsorial psalm for every Sunday
Readings and responsorial psalm for Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil Mass, and holy days of obligation
Reflection connecting the psalm to the readings of the day
Suggestion for psalmists spiritual preparation
"How to" guide for using this book
Joyce Ann Zimmerman
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, CPPS, is the director of the Institute for Liturgical Ministry in Dayton, Ohio, and is an adjunct professor of liturgy, liturgical consultant, and frequent facilitator of workshops. She is consultant to the Committee on Divine Worship and has published numerous scholarly and pastoral liturgical works. She holds civil and pontifical doctorates of theology.
There is much to commend here in the idea, the format, and the pastoral approach of Living Liturgy for Cantors 2010.
- Liturgy, Hymnody, & Pulpit Quarterly Book Review