As an infrequent reader at my parish, I have tried to discern the proper way of announcing the Readings at Mass.
Usually the process is: “A reading from the X of Y.” [Reading…]
… but some lectors begin by reciting the little red subtitle that appears under the Biblical chapter-verse citation. For example, the second reading at Mass tomorrow would go like this:
“*Death has been swallowed up in victory. *
A reading from the 1st letter of Paul to the Corinthians.” [Reading…]
I thought it was just a rubric-description of the theme of the passage, but many lectors recite it aloud to the congregation. Many also do not.
Does anyone know what the proper, reverent, liturgical rule is?