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Agnus Dei

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(Lat., ‘Lamb of God’).

The hymn derived from John 1. 29 sung or said during or after the breaking of the bread at communion in W. churches.

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alapa

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According to W. usage, the light blow formerly delivered by the bishop on the cheek (leviter in maxilla caedit) of those being confirmed. It was perhaps an imitation of the ...

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Fraction

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The breaking of the bread which, in all liturgies of the eucharist, precedes communion. It recalls Jesus' action at the Last Supper (Matthew 26. 26) and reflects 1 Corinthians 10. 16b f.

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High Mass

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

In the W. long the normal, though not the most usual, form of the Mass. Its essential feature was the presence of the deacon and subdeacon assisting the celebrant. Since the Second Vatican...

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Lord's Prayer

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

Name of the prayer given by Jesus to his disciples at their request (Matt. 6: 9–13, and in a slightly different and shorter version, Luke 11: 2–4). It is an essentially Jewish prayer,...

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Pax

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

See Kiss of Peace and following entry.

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pax brede

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

A small plate of ivory, metal, or wood, with a representation of some religious subject on the face and a projecting handle on the back, formerly used for conveying the Kiss of Peace. It...

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