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offertory

[Lat.,=offering], in the Roman Catholic MassMass,
religious service of the Roman Catholic Church, which has as its central act the performance of the sacrament of the Eucharist. It is based on the ancient Latin liturgy of the city of Rome, now used in most, but not all, Roman Catholic churches. The term Mass [Lat.
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 and in derived liturgical forms, the preparation of bread and wine on the altar and their formal offering to God. It takes place after the gospel and the creed and before the preface. A short psalm verse from Scriptures is appointed to be said or sung at the beginning; it varies from day to day. This is called the offertory verse. From ancient times it has been customary to collect the alms of the worshipers about the time of the offertory, hence the term has been transferred to the collection taken up in services in Protestant churches and to the music played or sung during the collection. The choice of this selection is usually left to the musicians of the church, and in many Protestant churches the offertory is the choir's principal musical selection in the service.

offertory

1. the oblation of the bread and wine at the Eucharist
2. the offerings of the worshippers at this service
3. the prayers said or sung while the worshippers' offerings are being received
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Inside the Offertory is very well written and laid out.
But that is for others to judge (I had no direct involvement with Kirkman's recording); and--apart from the pitch decision for the Offertory and Communion--I must concede that the differences are not of any amazing importance for the work's impact.
2 Peter does not figure, on the other hand, perhaps explained by its brevity, its traditionally questioned authenticity, and (by coincidence) 'partakers of the divine nature' (2 Peter I: 4) is but rarely mentioned in Latin euchology, except in a Christmas collect subsequently adapted for use at the mixing of the water with the wine at the offertory.
Family flowers only please, donations in memory may be given if desired via the offertory plate to help the work of The Erlas Centre.
As a Catholic, I often hear during the Holy Mass the offertory song with these lines: Gentile or Jew, servant or free, woman or man One Bread, One Body.
Right-handed octaves or sixteenth-note runs would offer similar power, make the arrangements more easily performed by a broader audience, and require less practice before Sunday's offertory.
During the offertory the congregation were invited to take a stone, again to represent the stones mentioned by Luke, and to lay it with the coats in the centre aisle.
the ms Offertory gifts of a globe, a copy of the movie Into The Wild and a toy sheep were presented as a mark of Catherine's love of travel and animals.
Once a month, the Sunday school is encouraged to attend the entire service and participate in all activities, from greeting the congregation at the door to bringing up donations of food and following the sidespeople bearing the offertory.
There are a few small editing issues in some of the parts, but overall, the effect of this work is one of majesty and occasion, making it a perfect fit for a prelude, offertory, or postlude.
The study, "Holy Toll," conducted by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research, part of the interfaith Hartford Seminary in Connecticut, noted that more than half--57 percent--of Catholic parishes said their offertory collections had declined either "a lot or a little" during the recession.