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Catholic Word of the Day: PREFACE, 01-04-13
| Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
Posted on 01/04/2013 8:00:42 AM PST by Salvation
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The act of thanksgiving, which begins the Eucharistic liturgy. By it the priest, in the name of all the people of God, offers praise and gratitude to God the Father for the whole work of redemption or for some special benefits commemorated in the liturgy. (Etym. Latin praefatio, preface, prologue; literally, a saying beforehand.)
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TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
KEYWORDS: catholic; prayer; worship
It seems as though, with the new Roman Missal, there are more prefaces and Eucharistic prayers, or is it just my imagination?
posted on 01/04/2013 8:00:51 AM PST
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posted on 01/04/2013 8:04:18 AM PST
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