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  • Info The offertory (from Medieval Latin offertorium and Late Latin offerre) is the part of a Eucharistic service when the bread and wine for use in the service are ceremonially placed on the altar.
  • Even in our times the offertory still finds a place in temple services. Cited from The Evolution of the Dragon, by G. Elliot Smith
  • It would be like putting bad money into the offertory to put me into that holy work. Cited from The Christian, by Hall Caine
  • It is the original and for a long time was the only offertory prayer.
  • After the first performance the Offertory was added, and two years later the Gradual.
  • I say this that you may know that our weekly offertory is not a sham. Cited from Life of John Coleridge Patteson, by C. Yonge
  • At what part of the Mass does the Offertory take place, and what parts of the Mass are said before it? Cited from Baltimore Catechism No. 3 (of 4), by Anonymous
  • This is called the offertory of the Mass, and takes place after the boy presents the wine and water. Cited from Baltimore Catechism No. 4 (of 4), by Thomas L. Kinkead
  • I put my resignation on the offertory plate, and gave it to God with many tears. Cited from From Death into Life, by William Haslam
  • All that has been contributed has been 'offertory money' in the truest sense of the word. Cited from Missionary Work Ojebway Indians, E. F. Wilson
  • The medieval ritual also included an offertory in the funeral of well known and distinguished people.
  • Ordinary members participated in the order activity through the offertory and membership dues.
  • Through its influence, the offertory was restored, though not without protracted controversy.
  • During the offertory or immediately before it, a collection of money or other gifts for the poor or for the Church is taken up.
  • Students are often asked to do the readings and the offertory.
  • Before that the offertory act was made in silence, and the corresponding prayer that followed it was the Secret.
  • I discovered afterwards that they had been regular communicants, and that my predecessor always distributed the offertory to the poor present immediately after the service. Cited from The Social History of Smoking, by G. L. Apperson
  • A ring made out of the offertory money was a cure for fits. Cited from Welsh Folk-Lore, by Elias Owen
  • I write all this because you will like to think that some of this little offertory comes bond fide from Melanesians. Cited from Life of John Coleridge Patteson, by C. Yonge
  • In some churches music at the offertory is provided by an organist.
  • It was one summer evening, up at the vicarage, whilst he was checking the offertory account, that he first set eyes upon her. Cited from Victorian Short Stories: Stories of Courtship, by Various
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Meaning of offertory

  • noun The offerings of the congregation at a religious service
  • noun The part of the eucharist when bread and wine are offered to god