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A list of terms relating to Christian liturgical practice.

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Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, more properly Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament, is a devotional ceremony, celebrated especially in the Latin Catholic Church, but also in some Anglican, ...

Domain: Religion; Category: Christianity

The kiss of peace is a traditional Christian greeting dating to early Christianity. The practice remains a part of the worship in traditional churches, including the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern ...

Domain: Religion; Category: Christianity

The Words of Institution (also called the Words of Consecration) are words echoing those of Jesus himself at his Last Supper that, when consecrating bread and wine, Christian Eucharistic liturgies ...

Domain: Religion; Category: Christianity

The Sursum Corda (Latin, "Lift up your hearts" or literally, "Hearts lifted") is the opening dialogue to the Preface of the Eucharistic Prayer or Anaphora in the liturgies of the ...

Domain: Religion; Category: Christianity

Consecration of the gifts refers to bread and wine used in the Eucharist, which according to Christian belief involves their change into the Body and Blood of Christ, a change referred to as ...

Domain: Religion; Category: Christianity

The collect is a short general prayer of a particular structure used in Christian liturgy. Collects appear in the liturgies of Roman Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran churches, among others, but are ...

Domain: Religion; Category: Christianity

"Gloria in excelsis Deo" (Latin for "Glory to God in the highest") is a hymn known also as the Greater Doxology (as distinguished from the "Minor Doxology" or Gloria ...

Domain: Religion; Category: Christianity

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