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Readings: “How To Write Your Own Responsive Readings

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This is a reading in which lines are alternately spoken by the reader and the congregation. The alternation can occur after sentences, phrases, or thoughts, depending on what seems appropriate. The alternation can also be between men and women, or the right side and left side of the congregation. [Generally the words of Responsive Readings are printed in the Order of Service, or bulletin, and the two parts are differentiated typographically—one part is in regular type and the other is in italics, for instance.]

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Last updated on Monday, March 25, 2013.

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