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introit

RC Church Church of England a short prayer said or sung as the celebrant is entering the sanctuary to celebrate Mass or Holy Communion
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A canticle antiphon also used as the communion antiphon to evoke both liturgical feasts closely resembles Cynewulf's use of antiphon and introit.
Requiem is almost a misnomer since the work consists of only an Introit, Kyrie and a multi-sectioned Sequence, beginning with the Dies Irae and ending with the lacrimosa; missing are the usual Offertory, Sanctus, Agnus Dei and closing Requiem sections.
This means that Mass is to open with the melis Gregorian Introit that one mostly associates with the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
Writing in the evenings when he could not paint, Rossetti also completed five sonnets on Romantic poets, made revisions to "Sister Helen" and "Rose Mary," completed "The King's Tragedy," and added a significant number of sonnets to "The House of Life," among them the work's well-known introit, "A Sonnet is a Moment's Monument.
But as they all took their places and waited for the choir to begin the Introit, signalling her walk down the aisle to her future husband, Kate's eyes suddenly filled with tears of joy.
Middleton will walk up the aisle to The Introit, from the Latin meaning entrance, which was used as The Anthem at 1981.
As the procession ended, the choir began to sing the Introit as the ministers accompanying Slattery engaged in a slow, silent pageant around the altar that included the old "Introibo ad altare Dei" antiphon from Psalm 42 (now 43) and extended to the Introit, Kyrie Elei-son and Gloria, with some incense thrown in between.
When, at the introit of Christmas Mass, Gertrude held the delicate Baby in her arms, she linked her reception of this gift to prayers she had offered before the feast for someone in trouble.
Are they final statements that exude confidence or are they an introit to more searching questions?
Here the lengthy antiphon Cum Rex, with its victorious theme heralding the Easter Sunday Mass introit, is involved in an order of personnel for theatrical processions (like an ecclesiastical-ritual dramatis personae).
Her own input to this festival is huge, including among other things the Samuel Barber Concerto, Finzi's Introit, Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending, and a new piece from Roxanna Panufnik, Spring for violin and orchestra.
The Introit - Nimrod from Elgar's Enigma Variations - made for a powerful opening, while Diana's favourite hymn I Vow To Thee My Country was the proud, rejoicing finale, followed swiftly by the blessing and then, finally, the national anthem.