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  • 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 prayers whether public or private. Afterwards it came to mean a special supplication, offered… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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 …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The Celtic Rite —     The Celtic Rite     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Celtic Rite     This subject will be treated under the following seven heads:     I. History and Origin; II. Manuscript Sources; III. The Divine Office; IV. The Mass; V. the Baptismal Service; …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Litany of the Saints — The Litany of the Saints (Latin, Litania Sanctorum) is a sacred prayer of the Roman Catholic Church. It is a prayer of invocation to God, Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and all the martyrs and saints upon whom Christianity was founded. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • The Alexandrine Liturgy —     The Alexandrine Liturgy     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Alexandrine Liturgy     The tradition of the Church of Egypt traces its origin to the Evangelist St. Mark, the first Bishop of Alexandria, and ascribes to him the parent liturgy from… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • The Parson's Handbook — is a book by Percy Dearmer, first published in 1899, that was fundamental to the development of liturgy in the Church of England and throughout the Anglican Communion.The 19th century Oxford Movement brought the High Church within the Church of… …   Wikipedia

  • litany — /lit n ee/, n., pl. litanies. 1. a ceremonial or liturgical form of prayer consisting of a series of invocations or supplications with responses that are the same for a number in succession. 2. the Litany, the supplication in this form in the… …   Universalium

  • litany — /ˈlɪtəni / (say lituhnee) noun (plural litanies) 1. a ceremonial or liturgical form of prayer consisting of a series of invocations or supplications with responses which are the same for a number in succession. 2. Also, the Litany. the general… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Litany of Loreto — • Long article examines the somewhat murky history of the Litany of Loreto. Also information on Marian litanies in general Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Litany of Loreto     Litany of Loreto …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary — The Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Marian litany originally approved in 1587 by Pope Sixtus V. It is also known as the Litany of Loreto, for its first known place of origin, the Shrine of Our Lady of Loreto (Italy), where its usage was… …   Wikipedia

  • Litany — • A form of responsive prayer, used in public liturgical services and private devotions Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Litany     Litany      …   Catholic encyclopedia

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