Psalm 123

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Psalm 123 is the 123rd psalm from the Book of Psalms. It is one of 15 psalms that begins with the words "A song of ascents" (Shir Hama'a lot).

Uses[edit]

Miniature psaume 123, The Redeemer of Israel in the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, David praying before an altar surrounded by four figures symbolizing people in danger

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Judaism[edit]

Catholic[edit]

Since the Middle Ages, this psalm was traditionally performed during the office of Sext week, namely from Tuesday until Saturday, according to the Rule of St. Benedict set in 530AD.[3]

In the Liturgy of Hours today, Psalm 123 is recited or sung at Vespers on Monday the third semaine,[4] as the psalm that follows. In the liturgy of the Mass, it is read on the third Sunday in Ordinary Time of the year.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 530
  2. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 139
  3. ^ D’après le Complete Artscroll Siddur, compilation des prières juives.
  4. ^ Prosper Guéranger, Règle de saint Benoît, traduction, (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, réimpression 2007) p46.
  5. ^ Le cycle des lectures des messes du dimanche se déroule sur trois ans.