Definitions for offertoryˈɔ fərˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈɒf ər-

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  1. offertory(noun)

    the offerings of the congregation at a religious service

  2. Offertory(noun)

    the part of the Eucharist when bread and wine are offered to God

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  1. offertory(Noun)

    money offered or donated during a church service

  2. offertory(Noun)

    the part of a church service when offerings are collected

  3. offertory(Noun)

    music sung or played during the offertory of a church service

  4. Origin: From Latin offertorium, from verb offere, offer, + suffix -torium.

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  1. Offertory

    The offertory is the part of a Eucharistic service when the bread and wine for use in the service are ceremonially placed on the altar. A collection of alms from the congregation, such as may take place also at non-Eucharistic services, often coincides with this ceremony. The Eucharistic theology of Christian denominations that have a liturgical offertory may vary. In the Roman Rite, the term "preparation of the gifts" is used in addition to the term "offertory".

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  1. Offertory

    in the Roman Catholic Church a portion of the liturgy chanted at the commencement of the eucharistic service, also in the English the part of the service read during the collection of the alms at communion.


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