Offering or Offertory

That which is offered or presented to God, whether alms or Eucharistic elements of bread (wheat or flour) and wine.


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  • Offertory — • The rite by which the bread and wine are presented to God before they are consecrated Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Offertory     Offertory      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Offertory — Of fer*to*ry, n.; pl. {Offertories} . [L. offertorium the place to which offerings were brought, in LL. offertory: cf. F. offertoire.] 1. The act of offering, or the thing offered. [Obs. or R.] Bacon. Bp. Fell. [1913 Webster] 2. (R. C. Ch.) (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • offertory — ► NOUN (pl. offertories) Christian Church 1) the offering of the bread and wine at the Eucharist. 2) a collection of money made at a religious service. ORIGIN Latin offertorium …   English terms dictionary

  • Offertory — Collection plate redirects here. For the notice fixed to a post box, see collection plate (postal). The Offertory is the portion of a Eucharistic service when bread and wine are brought to the altar. The offertory exists in many liturgical… …   Wikipedia

  • offertory — Synonyms and related words: Agnus Dei, Benedicite, Gloria, Gloria Patri, Gloria in Excelsis, Introit, Magnificat, Miserere, Negro spiritual, Nunc Dimittis, Te Deum, Trisagion, Vedic hymn, alleluia, alms, alms fee, answer, anthem, antiphon,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Offertory, The —    That portion of the Communion service during which the alms of the people, and the Bread and the Wine are received and solemnly presented on the Altar. The word offertory is often wrongly applied to the offerings, a mistake which should be… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • offering — Synonyms and related words: Christmas present, advance, alms, alms fee, approach, asking price, award, benefaction, beneficence, bid, birthday present, box, burnt offering, cadeau, charity, collection, contribution, dole, donation, donative,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • offertory — noun (plural ries) Etymology: Middle English offertorie, from Medieval Latin offertorium, from Late Latin offerre Date: 14th century 1. often capitalized a. the eucharistic offering of bread and wine to God before they are consecrated b. a verse… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • offertory — UK [ˈɒfə(r)t(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈɔfərˌtɔrɪ] noun [countable] Word forms offertory : singular offertory plural offertories 1) the part of a Christian church service when the priest or minister offers bread and wine to God 2) the offering of money during… …   English dictionary

  • offertory — offertorial, adj. /aw feuhr tawr ee, tohr ee, of euhr /, n., pl. offertories. 1. (sometimes cap.) the offering of the unconsecrated elements that is made to God by the celebrant in a Eucharistic service. 2. Eccles. a. the verses, anthem, or music …   Universalium

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