At my troop's Federation of North American Explorers meetings, the leaders and the boys pray the Liturgy of the Hours together sometimes for our prayer at the end of meetings. We often do it with half the group on one side of the altar and half on the other trading verses.
Is this the expected format when doing "call and response" in the Liturgy of the Hours for Evening Prayer? Generally speaking, I would like to know what a little of what seminarians are taught in their formation.
One side says "God come to my assistance", the other says "Lord Make haste to help me.
One side says "Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit" The other says "As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be"
We sing a hymn together
One side says the Antiphon, the other side repeats the Antiphon
The psalms and canticles we split every 2 lines or so,
Another "Glory Be" as above, then
Repeat the Antiphon as above.
same for the next two psalms (unless otherwise noted)
One lucky boy reads the reading. He doesn't say "A reading from the Letter of St. James" nor does he conclude with "The word of the Lord".
The responsory is read verbatim
The Magnificat is read with antiphons the same way as the Psalms.
We all say the Our Father together.
One lucky boy says the closing prayer.
The conclusion is sung call-and-response style.
So, I'm guessing that's partly made up, and partly right. I'd like it to be 100% right, so please let me know where I'm wrong!