- Why do I need to read the Psalter? They say it is necessary. I understand very little about it, maybe education is not enough?
- If a person does not understand, then do not. And you need to buy a translation of this book, and with the help of this translation and a dictionary, write out all unfamiliar words, study, understand, and thenread the Psalterand pray for her. At home prayer, you can use the Russian text, then everything will be clear.
How to read the Psalter? - I like to read the Psalter, but if I have not enough discipline, I don’t know how to explain ... I don’t read everything in order from the first kathisma to the last, with all the prayers. Just selectively read some psalms that I like best. So it is permissible or necessary to read, as it should be?
- Some psalms are really difficult to understand. They may not correspond in their content to the state of mind in which we are at the moment ...
A certain order in prayer, strict, exists in the church service.It is familiar to everyone, it has the same and expected order, in which there are both variable and unchangeable parts. And the person, going to the temple, is already preparing for a certain way of prayer, which he will hear. And so there is no need to make some mess.
At home, in our cell, we have complete freedomread the Psaltersomehow, there we can make ourselves any rule, it is not forbidden. Moreover, it is quite traditional. The rank of twelve psalms is known since antiquity. In ancient monasteries it is very popular.
But if you are prone to some such liturgical adventurism, then in order to protect yourself, of course, it is better to coordinate such ideas with the confessor. And then you will be safe from bringing some embarrassment into your heart.
Take it to yourself, tell your friends!
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