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of·fer·to·ry

 (ô′fər-tôr′ē, ŏf′ər-)
n. pl. of·fer·to·ries
1. often Offertory
a. One of the principal parts of the Eucharistic liturgy at which bread and wine are offered to God by the celebrant.
b. A musical setting for this part of the liturgy.
2. A collection of offerings at a religious service.

[Middle English offertori, from Late Latin offertōrium, from Latin offerre, to offer; see offer.]

offertory

(ˈɒfətərɪ)
n, pl -tories
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the oblation of the bread and wine at the Eucharist
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the offerings of the worshippers at this service
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the prayers said or sung while the worshippers' offerings are being received
[C14: from Church Latin offertōrium place appointed for offerings, from Latin offerre to offer]

of•fer•to•ry

(ˈɔ fərˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈɒf ər-)

n., pl. -ries.
1. (sometimes cap.) the offering to God of the unconsecrated elements in a Eucharistic service.
2.
a. the verses, anthem, or music accompanying the offerings made at a religious service.
b. that part of a service at which offerings are made.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin offertōrium place to which offerings are brought, offering, oblation]
of`fer•to′ri•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.offertory - the offerings of the congregation at a religious service
offering - money contributed to a religious organization
2.Offertory - the part of the Eucharist when bread and wine are offered to God
Eucharist, Eucharistic liturgy, Holy Eucharist, Holy Sacrament, Liturgy, Lord's Supper, sacrament of the Eucharist - a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine
religious offering, Oblation - the act of offering the bread and wine of the Eucharist
Translations

offertory

[ˈɒfətərɪ]
A. N (Rel) (= part of service) → ofertorio m; (= collection) → colecta f
B. CPD offertory box Ncepillo m

offertory

n (Eccl) (= part of service)Opferung f, → Offertorium nt; (= collection)Kollekte f, → Geldsammlung f; offertory hymnLied ntwährend der Opferung

offertory

[ˈɒfətrɪ] n (Rel) (part of service) → offertorio; (collection) → questua
References in classic literature ?
At the same time, another voice, separate from the choir, intoned upon the steps of the chief altar, this melancholy offertory,-
Time passed and it was July; August came: on Sundays the church was crowded with strangers, and the collection at the offertory often amounted to two pounds.
Donations if desired may be given in memory via the offertory plates for The Shooting Star Unit at Wrexham Maelor Hospital and The German Shepherd Rescue.
Picture, for example, the incense used at Mass--mostly during the entrance procession, at the proclamation of the gospel, at the offertory, or at the elevation of the Eucharist after the consecration.
Vita, who brought up the gifts at the offertory with his wife, Rosemary.
And in Japan, the Meiji Jingu shrine in Tokyo brought out stocks of lucky charms and set up large offertory boxes as it welcomed a huge wave of worshippers overnight.
Right-handed octaves or sixteenth-note runs would offer similar power, make the arrangements more easily performed by a broader audience, and require less practice before Sunday's offertory.
Less participation means less money in the offertory baskets each week, putting these historic sanctuaries on shaky financial ground.
As the offertory hymn is sung, wheelbarrows laden with canned goods, pasta and cereal are rolled up the aisle, all destined for the local food bank.
Cynthia Osborne was the door and offertory steward, Julia Noble played the organ and Christine and Peter Lockwood served coffee and biscuits after the service.
Although we pray for the UAE leadership yearly, this one is a special offertory," Rev Father Tom Veneracion, parish priest of St Mary's Church, told Gulf News.
Asbury United Methodist Church - The Fifth Element Wind Quartet will perform prelude, postlude and offertory music - including folk songs, spirituals and numbers from "The Sound of Music" - at the 10 a.