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Old Mar 9, '06, 7:31 pm
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Question Alleluia during lent

Are we not supposed to say Alleluia during lent? I heard this when I was younger. If not, what is the reason?
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Old Mar 9, '06, 7:44 pm
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Default Re: Alleluia during lent

During Mass in Lent the Alleluia before the Gospel is always or almost always replaced with another phrase, such as 'Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ King of Endless Glory'.

I believe the reason for this is that Alleluia is actually a celebratory term, thus is inappropriate at a time when Catholics aren't really supposed to be celebrating.

Course I could be wrong, but I doubt it.
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Default Re: Alleluia during lent

Alleluia connotes joy and we are in a penitential season. That is also why we do not recite the Gloria.
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JINX!!!!

That's what my sisters and I always used to say if two of us spoke at the same time, it was 'double jinx' (I think) if we said exactly the same thing.

Oh well, always good to know I'm right.
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Arrow Re: Alleluia during lent

Another custom is to not even let the a-word pass one's lips or pen (or keyboard, as it were) during the Lenten season. This makes the Easter joy even sweeter.

Any chance this thread could be renamed?
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Default Re: Alleluia during lent

A good lesson to learn:

Choose your mortifications that do not mortify others.
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Default Re: Alleluia during lent

From the 2002 General Instructionof the Roman Missal (GIRM) 62:

"... a. The Alleluia is sung in every season other than Lent. The verses are take from the Lectionary or the Graduale
b. During Lent, in place of the Alleluia, the verse before the Gospel is sung, as indicated in the Lectionary. It is also permissible to sing another psalm or tract, as found in the Graduale."
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Old Mar 10, '06, 8:06 pm
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Default Re: Alleluia during lent

As has been said by many others, the Alleluia is NOT used as the Gospel Acclamation during the Lenten season, nor should we be singing any hymns, psalms, chants, songs, or (gasp) settings that contain the use of the word, "alleluia."

I have seen this taken to an unnecessary extreme, as I have been a member of church choirs whose directors forbade them from singing the word "alleluia" during rehearsals for the Easter music, which, as you would expect, contained "alleluia" in large numbers. Because the purpose of the rehearsal was to rehearse and prepare the music, not actually perform it for the worship of the Lord, I took exception to these choir directors because it disrupted the rehearsal in such a way that it became difficult to properly learn all of the music. And, over the years, I've told them as much.
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