Responsorial Psalms for Eastertide, Year A

The 50 days of Eastertide from Easter Sunday to the feast of Pentecost are meant to be experienced as “one great Sunday“.  It is a time of joyful exuberance, as we celebrate our encounters with the Risen Christ.

Reciting – rather than singing – the psalm during this most joyous of seasons would be a bit of a travesty. 

So if your repertoire is lacking settings of these wonderful psalms, why not try these accessible, contemporary settings for Year A: (click links below)

In 2007, in England & Wales the 7th Sunday of Easter was replaced by the Ascension of the Lord, however we are back to celebrating that feast on Thursday.

To underline the mood of this great season, any of the responses for the Psalms can be replaced by a sung (normally three-fold) ‘Alleluia’. And why not? “We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our song!(~ St Augustine of Hippo)

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