offertory : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  the offerings of the congregation at a religious service
  • n  the part of the Eucharist when bread and wine are offered to God

  • The offertory prayer begins with a translation of the phrase that traditionally opens Jewish blessings: "Blessed are You, Lord, God of all creation.
  • Among Agatha Christie lovers, that lady is justly famous for putting a pound in the offertory bag on the anniversary of her son's death and then severely taxing gentle Vicar .
  • The offertory anthem was the 8th-century refrain, "Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat Christ triumphs, Christ rules, Christ commands.
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  • Vatican asks for parish-level input on synod document
    Pope Francis greets a family as they present the offertory gifts during a Mass for families Oct. 27 in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. The Mass was the culmination of the Year of Faith pilgrimage of families.
    Oct. 31, 2013 - National Catholic Reporter

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