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n. pl. re·spon·so·ries
A chant or anthem recited or sung after a reading in a church service.

[Middle English responsorie, from Late Latin respōnsōrium, from Latin respōnsus, past participle of respondēre, to respond; see respond.]

re·spon·so′ri·al (-sôr′ē-əl) adj.
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of or relating to response; responsive
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The Responsorial Psalm is sung between the readings.
Vespers in Ferial Office, Sundays at Compline (incomplete), the responsorial verse Gloria patri et filio, the antiphons Salva nos and Nunc dimittis servum, the antiphon Salva nos, and the hymn Stella coeli extirpavit (incomplete).
Kenneth Rey Parsad from the University of Santo Tomas Central Seminary sang the responsorial psalm.
It involves a variety of dynamic rhythmic movement and most importantly, responsorial moves and patterns.
(For some reason, you could enter during the responsorial psalm because it was "a song," I guess.) Whereas in an ideal world folks would wait to enter until after the proclamation of the word, these "ministers of hospitality" were anything but hospitable.
"If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts," Carmella said, during the responsorial psalm that followed.
In Psalm 19, this Sunday's responsorial psalm, the psalmist celebrates God's law--the decrees, precepts, ordinances--all of which give joy to the heart.
Miko's brother Timitio was the lector and their sister Kara read the responsorial psalm.
The responsorial psalm was from the book of Psalm 22: 8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24.
This pattern, which Ojaide draws from Urhobo folk materials, can also be seen in poems such as "Gently" and "For youths." The first poem has "Dede-e dede-e" (Songs of Myself 14), which means "gently," as the responsorial by the cantors.
Kimball observes that even if a new Melville, Twain, or Faulkner were to appear on our scene, it's not clear that such a writer would be recognized because of changes in the relationship between life and literature and culture more broadly: "We lack the requisite community of readers, and the ambient shared cultural assumptions, to provide what we might call the responsorial friction that underwrites the traction of publicly acknowledged significance." (8) For a literary revival of any sort to occur that would create a cast of authoritative figures like the mid-twentieth century crew, there would have to be a culture that could recognize such significance, one that shared more assumptions than does American culture at this moment.