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Mass-Offices - Offertory(Antiphons with psalm...

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THE MASS The Ordinary The Proper Liturgy of Word Introit (Processional—Antiphon, Psalm, Lesser Doxology, Antiphon) Kyrie eleison (asking for God’s mercy) Gloria in excelsis Deo (praising God) First “Reading”: Epistle from the New Testament Gradual (Psalm—usually very melismatic) Takes 2 forms: choral respond, solo, choral respond; or choral respond and solo. Alleluia (/Psalm-like; very melismatic, such as the ending jubilus ) or Tract (Psalm sung by a soloist) [ Sequence ] (Sung only Easter, Whit Sunday, Corpus Christi, Seven Dolors, and during a Requiem. Derived from setting text to the jubilus of the preceding Alleluia) Second “Reading”: The Gospel Homily (Sermon) Credo (professing a list of Christian beliefs) Liturgy of the Eucharist
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Unformatted text preview: Offertory (Antiphons with psalm verses—highly melismatic) Sanctus / Benedictus (New and Old Testament texts praising God) Communion (Psalm or hymn) Agnus Dei (asking for God’s mercy) Ite, missa est / Benedicamus Domino THE OFFICES The Canonical Hours The Offices are the singing of prayers, hymns, and Psalms at eight daily services throughout the week. These services also may include special prayers, such as the Magnificat, that are called Canticles. The Offices are divided into eight services: Matins (morning), Lauds (praise), Prime (first hour), Terce (third hour), Sext (sixth hour), None (ninth hour), Vespers (evening), and Compline (completion)....
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