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ˈsæŋk təssanc·tus

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  1. Sanctus(noun)

    a part of the Mass, or, in Protestant churches, a part of the communion service, of which the first words in Latin are Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus [Holy, holy, holy]; -- called also Tersanctus

    Etymology: [L. sanctus, p. p. of sancire.]

  2. Sanctus(noun)

    an anthem composed for these words

    Etymology: [L. sanctus, p. p. of sancire.]

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  1. Sanctus

    The Sanctus is a hymn from Christian liturgy, forming part of the Order of Mass. In Western Christianity, the Sanctus is sung as the final words of the Preface of the Eucharistic Prayer, the prayer of consecration of the bread and wine. The preface, which alters according to the season, usually concludes with words describing the praise of the worshippers joining with the angels, who are pictured as praising God with the words of the Sanctus: It is loosely related to the Trisagion, another invocation sometimes referred to in the West as the Tersanctus. In the Roman Catholic Church, a partial indulgence was once specifically granted for recitation of the Sanctus prayed once a day together with the Trisagion, with a contrite heart to adore the Holy Trinity. The present Enchiridion Indulgentiarum grants a partial indulgence to Christians who, in carrying out their tasks and undergoing the difficulties of life, raise their minds to God in humble trust, adding, even if only mentally, some pious invocation.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sanctus in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sanctus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Images & Illustrations of sanctus

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