The Reading of the Gospel

At High Mass the Deacon (or at Low Mass the priest) goes to the Gospel Side to sing or recite the Gospel, which begins with a greeting:

V.   Dominus vobiscum.

R.  Et cum spiritu tuo.

V.   Initium (vel Sequentia) sancti Evangelii secundum N.

R.  Gloria tibi, Domine.

V.   The Lord be with you.

R.  And with thy spirit.

V.   The beginning (or continuation) of the holy Gospel according to N.

R.  Glory be to Thee, O Lord.

The Deacon incenses the book before reading the Gospel.  At the end of the Gospel the server responds:

R.  Laus tibi, Christe.

R.  Praise be to Thee, O Christ.