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The term is used with three meanings: (1) for the liturgical forms used in Gaul before the adoption of the Roman rite under Charlemagne; (2) loosely, for all non-Roman rites in the early W. Church; and (3) for the ‘neo-Gallican’ liturgies of the 17th and 18th centuries.It is not known why the rites of N. Italy, Gaul, Spain, and the Celtic Churches in early times differed from that of Rome. The rite in Gaul may have been indigenous and developed with the introduction of prayers varying according to the Church calendar. In the Mass the order of the various items differed somewhat from that of the Roman rite; the Canon, apart from the Words of Institution, varied with the season, and there was sometimes a form of epiclesis. In Baptism there was an additional rite of Pedilavium. Ordinations seem to have included a public ceremony for the Minor Orders which was taken over by Rome.

(1) for the liturgical forms used in Gaul before the adoption of the Roman rite under Charlemagne; (2) loosely, for all non-Roman rites in the early W. Church; and (3) for the ‘neo-Gallican’ liturgies of the 17th and 18th centuries.

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