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Bible Dictionaries

The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia

Search Results: "litany"

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Intercessions of the Litany
those petitions in the litany which have for their response the words, "we beseech thee to hear us, good lord," are so called. (see litany.)
Lesser Litany, the
that portion of the litany beginning, "o christ, hear us," and ending with the prayer, "we humbly beseech thee, o father," is so called. it is often used as a penitential ending to week-day services during lent.
Litany Desk
A kneeling desk, sometimes called a faldstool, from which the Litany is read. Its customary place in the Church is on the floor of the nave in front of
Litany, the
The word "Litany" is of Greek origin, from litancia, derived from lite, meaning a "prayer." In the early Church Litany included all supplications and
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Agnus Dei
Meaning "The Lamb of God." This is the name given to the prayer "O Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us," to be found
Bidding Prayer
The 55th canon of the English Church in 1603 enjoined a Bidding Prayer in the form of an Exhortation to be used before all sermons, each petition or exhortation
Deprecations
the name given to certain petitions in the litany (which see).
Faldstool
literally, a portable folding seat, similar to a camp stool, and formerly used by a bishop when officiating in any church other than his cathedral. the name now is generally applied to the litany desk (which see).
Heresy. Heretic
The word "heresy" is derived from a Greek word, meaning "a choice," and is applied to doctrines or beliefs that are contrary to Divine Revelation as witnessed
Lay-Reader
A layman who reads the Church service in the absence of the Priest. Usually he is licensed to do so by the Bishop of the Diocese. The American Church
Lord's Prayer, the
The prayer which our Blessed Lord taught His disciples when He said, "After this manner, therefore, pray ye," or as given in another place, "When ye pray,
Obsecrations
The three petitions of the Litany beginning (1) "By the Mystery of Thy Holy Incarnation," (2) "By Thine Agony and Bloody Sweat" and (3) "In all time of
Penitential Office
an office of deep devotion and contrition to be used on ash wednesday, which was added to the prayer-book at its last revision in 1892. its place in the service is during the latter part of the litany. it may be used on other days at the discretion of the minister. (see ash wednesday.)
Responses
the name given to the answers made by the people in the church services as in the versicles, the litany, after the ten commandments, etc.
Rogation Days
The Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before Ascension Day. They are days of abstinence preparatory to the great Feast of the Ascension. They are so called
Schism
Derived from a Greek word, meaning fissure, or rent, and may be defined as a rending of the Body of Christ, His Church on earth, and making divisions
Spirit, Fruits of the
In the fifth chapter of the Epistle to the Galatians St. Paul sets forth the Fruits of the Spirit as nine in number, viz: (1) Love, (2) Joy, (3) Peace,
Suffrages
the intercessory versicles and responses after the creed in morning and evening prayer and towards the end of the litany, are so called.
Wednesday
In the earliest ages of the Christian Church its devotions were always characterized by both weekly and annual fasts. During the week the first Christians
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