by Fr. Brian Daigle
"The position of lector is one of a public reader, and that means in order to train up mature lectors in the Church, we ought to consider how they should become better orators, especially promoting within their imagination the five canons of classical rhetoric: invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery. Because the work of a lector is to read what someone else has written, namely God’s inspired and divine Scripture, the first three canons are of no consideration here. The final two canons—memory and delivery—will find their way in each of the following considerations. When deciding on how best to go about choosing and maturing the lectors among us, the following must be done well..."
Brian G. Daigle