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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.]
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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]
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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.
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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
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Translations

offertory

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

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

[ˈɒfətrɪ] n (Rel) (part of service) → offertorio; (collection) → questua
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References in classic literature ?
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.
At the same time, another voice, separate from the choir, intoned upon the steps of the chief altar, this melancholy offertory,-
The offertory gifts included tape Jack used to repair his hurleys.
Fr Tomas Walsh, of Gurranabraher parish on the northside of Cork, has written in the weekly parish newsletter about what he views as unsuitable items being brought as offertory gifts.
Family flowers only but donations if so desired towards Alzheimer's Research UK may be left in the offertory plate or sent c/o Dewi Glyn Jones, Funeral Directors, 97 Llandudno Road, Penrhyn Bay, LL30 3HN.
Gilly Onyango, NairobiMuch as the 'Big Four Agenda' sounds beneficial, I don't see the point in borrowing Sh75 billion from the World Bank to fund it.Recover the billions of shillings stolen from the public purse and laundered as tithe, offertory and church donations to fund it.
No political candidate will also be allowed to offer during the offertory processions at mass," the Church leader stressed.
'A political candidate will also not be allowed to [participate in] offertory processions,' he added.
Last, it bans political candidates from making offertory processions.
To him, helping the destitute, and not only the taking of offertory from his congregation, remains his focus.
But that perception was dramatically changed as the Offertory hymn was sung and the entire congregation began moving forward to gather around the altar for The Great Thanksgiving and Holy Communion.
Eileen's wish is not flowers, but donations in lieu to Herbert House, directly at the Requiem offertory collection or c/o Coyne Bros.