Long time lurker and reader, second time poster.
I recently started attending daily mass at St. Francis of Assisi in NYC.
The church is run by the friars of holy name province and I have to say I am really blown away by everything they do there. Amazing Parish.
But on to my question.
One of the Friars when beginning the gospel, instead of the traditional
"This is a reading from the Holy Gospel according to ...."
Example: "Brother's and Sisters, These are words of life and truth from ...."
Is this a Friar tradition or can any priest slightly alter the words of liturgy?
I really like this approach.