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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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Will the next step be to do away with the offertory collection plate during the cathedral's service and instead charge the intended worshippers a fixed fee to attend the service?
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This secular service would consist of seven parts: (1) the Devotion would include such audience-participation activities as singing, playing instruments, reciting poetry, dancing, and praying; (2) during the Invitation, new members would be solicited; (3) the Offertory would allow the entire audience to walk to the front of the theatre and make a donation; (4) the Silence would prepare the membership for the (5) Performance, which would be a professionally mounted production; (6) the Discussion would be a forty-five-minute question-and-answer-and-debate session on the issues raised in the play--led in some cases by respected authorities on the issues; and (7) the Benediction would be offered by a spiritual leader.
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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. In this respect, the second volume is particularly useful in conjunction with the table at the end of the first, since the reader can check exactly where different lections are to be found in the different texts.
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Family flowers only please, donations if desired may be given in memory via the offertory plates for Nightingale House Hospice.
Santos said a political candidate will also not be allowed to offer during the offertory processions.