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also In·tro·it  (ĭn′trō′ĭt, -troit′, ĭn-trō′ĭt)
1. Ecclesiastical A hymn or psalm sung when the officiant enters at the opening of a service.
2. Roman Catholic Church The beginning of the Mass, usually consisting of an antiphon, a psalm verse, and the Gloria Patri.

[Middle English, introit of the Mass, from Old French introite, from Medieval Latin introitus, sung passage at entrance of celebrant, from Latin introitus, entrance, from past participle of introīre, to enter : intrō-, in; see en in Indo-European roots + īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) RC Church Church of England a short prayer said or sung as the celebrant is entering the sanctuary to celebrate Mass or Holy Communion
[C15: from Church Latin introitus introit, from Latin: entrance, from introīre to go in, from intro- + īre to go]
inˈtroital adj
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(ˈɪn troʊ ɪt, -trɔɪt)

1. a part of a psalm with antiphon recited by the celebrant at the beginning of the Roman Catholic mass.
2. (in the Anglican or Lutheran Church) a psalm or anthem sung as the celebrant of the Holy Communion enters the sanctuary.
3. a choral response sung at the beginning of a religious service.
[1475–85; < Medieval Latin introitus (misse or ad missam), Latin: entrance, beginning =intrō- intro- + -i-, variant s. of īre to go]
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Noun1.introit - a composition of vocal music that is appropriate for opening church services
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
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[ˈɪntrɔɪt] Nintroito m
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nIntroitus m
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\PAISLEY ABBEY Services for Palm/Passion Sunday are 11am morning service, 12.15pm Holy Communion and 7.30 pm Compline At 11am the Introit will be Hosanna to the Son of David by Weelkes and the anthems will be Puerum Hebraeorum by Vittoria and Ave verum corpus by Byrd.
Also known as Laetare Sunday, from the first words of the Introit at mass tomorrow, "Laetare Jerusalem!" (Rejoice, O Jerusalem!), Eucharistic celebrations will highlight the nearness of the Resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday, which will be observed on April 21 this year.
It will start the program with the introit of Christmas Day "Puer natus est nobis" from Plainchant, Mode 7.
Hettrick explains in the introduction that Salieri initially composed the Mass in C, with its Introit, Gradual, and Offertory pieces, for a peace celebration planned for 1799, when the Holy Roman Empire and France were newly embroiled in the War of the Second Coalition.
Providence Methodist Choir sang the introit, Earth Below Is Beaming.
? Introit and Kyrie from Requiem for Louis XVI of France byt Luigi Cherubini: It reminds me of the film The Perfect Storm, full of lashing rain and rumbling thunder, with the sun coming out briefly before the storm finally does its worst.
It's thought he took his handle from the Introit of the First Sunday after Easter, which begins "Quasimodo geniti infantes ("As new-born babes...").
The listener is thus guided through the Apocalypse events by means of a number of forms--conductus, motet, offertory, antiphon, introit, canticum, the sequence Dies irae, monophonic and polyphonic female chant.
Readers of Thomas Lynch's fifth book of poetry, The Sin-Eater, need not be undertakers, Catholics, or even descendants of Irish immigrants to America, as Lynch himself is, to appreciate this artful collection of twenty-four poems and twenty-six black-and-white photographs of western Ireland, incomparably prefaced by an essay the author calls "Introit." This beginning prose piece reveals how the poet-undertaker became who he is--and in the richness of telling almost makes the reader become him too.
Several years ago, the tournament committee at my local club seemed dedicated to the idea that I must tee off just about the time the choir was singing the introit. That led to some serious discussion with then assistant minister Rev.
Requiem is almost a misnomer since the work consists of only an Introit, Kyrie and a multi-sectioned Sequence, beginning with the Dies Irae and ending with the lacrimosa; missing are the usual Offertory, Sanctus, Agnus Dei and closing Requiem sections.
But as they all took their places and waited for the choir to begin the Introit, signalling her walk down the aisle to her future husband, Kate's eyes suddenly filled with tears of joy.