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  1. Sacramentary(adj)

    of or pertaining to a sacrament or the sacraments; sacramental

  2. Sacramentary(adj)

    of or pertaining to the Sacramentarians

  3. Sacramentary(noun)

    an ancient book of the Roman Catholic Church, written by Pope Gelasius, and revised, corrected, and abridged by St. Gregory, in which were contained the rites for Mass, the sacraments, the dedication of churches, and other ceremonies. There are several ancient books of the same kind in France and Germany

  4. Sacramentary(noun)

    same as Sacramentarian, n., 1

  5. Origin: [LL. sacramentarium: cf. F. sacramentaire.]


  1. Sacramentary

    Though in the late twentieth century the word "sacramentary" was used in the United States and other English-speaking countries for the English translation of the Roman Missal, a true sacramentary is not the same as a Missal. It contains more than a missal in terms of other services, and less in that texts and readings said by others during the Mass are not included. It is the book for the priest celebrant, containing all and only the words spoken by him, usually assuming the presence of a choir and deacon. At the time that these books were written it was not yet the custom for the celebrant to repeat at the altar whatever was sung by the ministers or the choir, as became the rule in the Tridentine Mass. Thus Sacramentaries contain none of those parts of the Mass, not only no Scripture readings, but also no Introits, Graduals, Offertories and so on, but only the Collects, Prefaces, Canon. On the other hand sacramentaries provide the priest's texts at other occasions besides Mass. As they suppose that the celebrant is normally a bishop, they usually supply the texts for ordinations, at the consecration of a church and altar and many exorcisms, blessings, and consecrations that were later inserted in the Pontifical and Ritual.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sacramentary in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sacramentary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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