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  • Abito piano
  • Ablutions
  • Absolution
  • Academic dress in the liturgy
  • Acolyte
  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis
  • Ad orientem
  • Adoration
  • Adoremus
  • Advent
  • Aër
  • Agatha Christie Indult
  • Alb - a white linen robe worn by the priest
  • Alexandrian rite
  • Aliturgical day
  • Alleluia
  • All-night vigil
  • Almuce
  • Altar
  • Altar bread
  • Altar candlesticks
  • Altar card
  • Altar cross
  • frontal
  • Altar, highAltar
  • Altar horns
  • Altar lamp
  • Altar rail
  • Altar stone
  • Altar vessels
  • Altar wine
  • Altare Privilegiatum
  • Altarpiece
  • Ambo
  • Ambrosian
  • Ambrosian Rite
  • Ambry
  • Amice - a white linen shoulder cloth worn by the celebrant under the alb. It symbolizes the helmet of truth.
  • Anamnesis
  • Angelus
  • Angelus Press
  • Anglican Chant
  • Anglican Missal
  • Anglican Use
  • Anglican Use Gradual
  • Anglo-Catholic
  • Antependium - the cloth which hangs in front of the altar
  • Antimension
  • Antemensium - a Greek corporal used as a portable altar stone
  • Antiochian rite
  • Antiphon
  • Antiphonale
  • Apostolate
  • Armenian rite
  • Ars Celebrandi
  • Arsis
  • Apparel
  • Asperges
  • Aspergillum
  • Aspersory
  • Assistant at the Pontifical Throne
  • Assistant Priest
  • Assistant Deacon
  • Assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
  • Asterisk
  • Athenaeum
  • Authorized Version - The King James Version of the Bible (Authorized by King James)

  • Baciamano
  • Baldeschi, Giuseppe
  • Balsam
  • Baptism
  • Baptism of Bells
  • Barbiconi
  • Baronius, Cardinal Cesare
  • Baronius Press
  • Basilica
  • Basin
  • Beauduin, Lambert
  • Benedict XVI - Pope (2005 - ) nee Joseph Ratzinger
  • Benedicite
  • Benedictine Arrangement
  • Benediction
  • Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Benedictus (canticle)
  • Benefice
  • Berry, Dr. Mary
  • Biretta
  • Bishop, Auxiliary
  • Bishop, Coadjutor
  • Bishop, Titular
  • Bistropha
  • Boat
  • Book of Common Prayer
  • Book of Divine Worship
  • Bouyer, Louis
  • Breviary
  • Bright Week
  • Broad Stole
  • "Built of Living Stones"
  • Buckles (shoes)
  • Buskins
  • Bugia
  • Bugnini, Annibale - The Archbishop largely responsible for the reform of the liturgy after the Second Vatican Council.
  • Burse - a flat square pouch in which the corporal is kept
  • By Flowing Waters
  • Byzantine Rite - A Rite in the Catholic Church. Several Eastern Catholic Churches use this rite (way of doing liturgy).

  • Caeremoniale Episcoporum
  • Camauro
  • Candle
  • Candlemass
  • Candle Pole
  • Confession
  • Confessional
  • Confirmation
  • Confirmation name
  • Confirmation sponsor
  • Canon (part of Mass)
  • Canon (of a Cathedral)
  • Canon, Pontifical
  • Canopium - the tabernacle veil
  • Canticle
  • Cantor
  • Cappa Magna
  • Cappa Nigra
  • Capello Romano
  • Cardinal
  • Cardinal Deacon
  • Cardinal Priest
  • Cardinal Bishop
  • Cardine, Dom Eugene
  • Carmelite Rite
  • Casel, Odo
  • Cassock
  • Casula
  • Catafalque
  • Catachumen
  • Cathedra
  • Cathedral
  • Cecilian Movement
  • Celebrant
  • Celebret
  • Censer
  • Cere Cloth
  • Ceremony
  • Ceroferario
  • Chalice
  • Chalice veil
  • Challoner, Richard
  • Chapel
  • Chaplain
  • Chasuble - the sleeveless outer tunic worn by the priest during Mass
  • Choir
  • Choir dress
  • Choir master
  • Chrism
  • Chrismation
  • Chrism Mass
  • Church (building)
  • Church Music Association of America
  • "The Church Visible: The Ceremonial Life and Protocol of the Roman Catholic Church"
  • Ciborium
  • Ciborium Magnum
  • Cincture - the rope worn by the celebrant during Mass
  • Class, liturgical
  • Clear Creek
  • Cleric
  • Climacus
  • Clivis
  • Cloth (for absolution)
  • Collect
  • Commemoration (calendar)
  • Commemoration of the Dead
  • Commemoration of the Living
  • Common
  • Communion
  • Communion antiphon
  • Communion cloth
  • Communion service
  • Compline
  • Completorium
  • Concelebration
  • Confraternity version
  • Congregation
  • Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
  • Consecration
  • Consecration candle
  • Consecration cross
  • Consent, Declaration of (Marriage)
  • Consilium for the Implementation of the Constitution on the Liturgy
  • Consistory (Public and Secret)
  • Constitution on the Liturgy
  • Consuetudinary
  • Conventual
  • Cope - a long vestment worn over the alb or surplice in processions
  • Cordons
  • Coronation (Papal and Civil)
  • Corporal - the square cloth on which the consecrated elements are placed
  • Corpus (& Sanguis) Christi - body (and blood) of Jesus Christ
  • Cotta
  • Council of Trent
  • Cranmer, Thomas
  • Credence - a small side table for holding articles in the sanctuary
  • Crotalus
  • Crowning, Mystery of
  • Cross, Altar
  • Cross, Metropolitan
  • Cross, Pectoral
  • Cross, Processional
  • Crozier
  • Crucifer
  • Cruet
  • Cuffs

  • Dale, J.D.
  • Dalmatic - the sleeved vestment worn over the alb by a deacon
  • Davies, Michael
  • Day, Thomas
  • Deacon
  • Deacons of Honour
  • Declaration of Consent
  • Dedication
  • Desclée et Compagnie
  • Dessain
  • Dialogue Mass
  • Dies Iræ - A hymn sung at Requiem Masses and Funerals. Means "Day of Wrath".
  • Diskos
  • Disposition
  • Divine Office
  • Divine Liturgy - What Eastern Catholics call the liturgy that Latin Catholics call the Mass, although each Church does this liturgy according to the rite proper to that Church.
  • Diurnale
  • Do clef
  • Dom (both senses)
  • Dominican Rite
  • Dotted punctum
  • Douay-Rheims Bible
  • Double (noun)
  • Double (verb)
  • Double Altar
  • Dulia

  • Econe
  • Ecclesia Dei
  • Ecclesiastical hat
  • Ember Days
  • Embolism
  • English Missal
  • Engolpion
  • Entrance antiphon
  • Epiclesis
  • Epigonation
  • Epimanikia
  • Episema
  • Epistle
  • Epistle side
  • Epistle tone
  • Epitaphios
  • Epitrachelion
  • Evening Prayer
  • Eucharist
  • Eucharistic adoration
  • Eucharistic minister
  • Evening prayer
  • Ewer
  • Exarch
  • Exorcism
  • Exorcist
  • Exposition
  • Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite
  • Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion - The proper term for a lay person who gives the Eucharist either at Mass or to the sick in their homes.
  • Exultet - A hymn sung at the Easter Vigil each year. It is in praise of the easter candle, the light which is on the candle, and Christ who is symbolized by that light.

  • Fa clef
  • Faculties
  • Falda
  • Faldistorium
  • Faldstool
  • Familiares
  • Fanon
  • Farnborough Abbey
  • Fascia
  • Feast
  • Feriola
  • Ferioletta
  • Ferraiolo
  • Folded chasuble
  • Fontgombault
  • Formale
  • Fortescue, Adrian
  • Fiddleback chasuble
  • Fistula
  • Flabella
  • Frontlet
  • Funghellino

  • Gajard, Dom Joseph
  • Galero
  • Gallican Rite
  • Gamber, Klaus
  • Gamarelli
  • Gaudete Sunday
  • Gauntlet
  • Gentiluomo
  • Gentlemen of His Holiness
  • GIA
  • Girdle
  • Gloves, Pontifical
  • Godparents
  • Golden rose
  • Good Friday liturgy
  • Gospel
  • Gospel procession
  • Gospel side
  • Gospel tone
  • Gradual
  • Graduale Romanum
  • Graduale Simplex
  • Graduale Triplex
  • Grail Psalter
  • Great Entrance
  • Greek Deacon
  • Gregorian chant
  • Gregorian Institute of America
  • Gregorian Mass
  • Gregorian Rite
  • Gregorian Water
  • Gremial Veil - the cloth placed on the bishop's lap when conferring orders
  • Guardini, Romano
  • Guéranger, Dom Prosper
  • Guido of Arezzo

  • Haas, David
  • Habit
  • Hand missal
  • Haugen, Marty
  • Hearse
  • Hebdomadary

  • Hierarchical Liturgy
  • High Altar
  • High Mass
  • Hippolytus of Rome
  • Holy Day of Obligation
  • Holy Doors
  • Holy Oils
  • Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
  • Holy Table
  • Holy Year
  • Homily
  • Horn, Altar
  • Horn, Biretta
  • Host
  • House Cassock
  • Humeral Veil - oblong scarf worn over the priest's shoulders during Benediction
  • Hymnale
  • Hyperdulia

  • Icon
  • Iconoclasm
  • Iconostasis
  • Ictus
  • Indult
  • Indulgence
  • Imposition of Hands
  • Imprimatur
  • Improperia
  • In partibus infidelium
  • In plano
  • Incense
  • Instrumentum pacis
  • Introit

  • Janitor
  • Jerusalem Bible
  • Jubilus
  • Jungmann, Josef

  • Klauser, Theodor
  • Knox, Ronald
  • Knox Bible
  • Kyrie
  • Kyriale
  • King, Archdale

  • Labyrinth
  • Laetare Sunday
  • Lappets
  • Latin
  • Latin Deacon
  • Latinization
  • Latria
  • Lauds
  • Lavabo
  • Le Barroux
  • Le Vavasseur
  • Lectern
  • Lectionary
  • Lector
  • Lefebvre, Marcel
  • Lent
  • Liber Cantualis
  • Liber Hymnarius
  • Liber Responsorialis
  • Liber Usualis
  • Liberia Editrice Vaticana
  • Linen
  • Liquescent Note
  • Litany
  • Litany of Loreto
  • Litany of the saints
  • Little Entrance
  • Little Hours
  • Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Liturgia Horarum
  • Liturgist
  • Liturgy
  • Liturgy Training Publications
  • Liturgy of the Eucharist
  • Liturgy of the Hours
  • Liturgy of preparation
  • Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
  • Liturgy of the Word
  • Liturgical Movement
  • Liturgical Press
  • Liturgical Families
  • Lord's Prayer
  • Low Mass
  • Low Sunday
  • LTP
  • Luna

  • Magnificat (canticle)
  • Major Orders
  • Mandatum
  • Maniple - a vestment worn on the left forearm by the celebrant during Mass
  • Mantelletum
  • Mantellone
  • Mantiya
  • Mantum
  • Mappula or Mappa
  • Marialaach
  • Marini, Guido
  • Marini, Piero
  • Maronite
  • Marriage
  • Martinucci, Pius
  • Martyrology
  • Masnaphto
  • Mass
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • Mass of the Catechumens
  • Mass of the Faithful
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • Master of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations
  • Matins
  • Mediator Dei
  • Medicean Edition
  • Melkite
  • Memorial
  • Memoriale Rituum
  • Mensa - a flat stone forming the top of the altar
  • Metropolitan
  • Metropolitan Cross
  • Michaelmas
  • Ministers, Sacred
  • Ministeria quaedam
  • Minor Orders
  • Missa Cantata
  • Missa coram Sanctissimo Sacramento
  • Missa coram Summo Pontifice
  • Missa Lecta
  • Missa Solemnis
  • Missal
  • Missale Romanum
  • Missalette
  • Misericord
  • Mitre (pretiosa, auriphrygiata, simplex)
  • Mocquereau, Dom André
  • Monsignor
  • Monstrance
  • Monstrance Throne
  • Morning Prayer
  • Morse
  • Moveable Feast
  • Mozarabic Rite
  • Mozzetta
  • Musicam Sacram
  • Music in Catholic Worship
  • Mystery (including list of Eastern names... Mystery of Crowning, etc.)

  • Nabedrennik
  • Nave
  • New American Bible
  • New liturgical movement
  • Night Prayer
  • Nihil Obstat
  • Noble Guard
  • Nocturnale
  • None
  • Noonan, Jr., James-Charles (1996)
  • Novena
  • Novendiales
  • Novus Ordo
  • Notitiae
  • Nume
  • Nunc Dimittis (canticle)
  • Nuptial blessing
  • Nuptial Mass

  • O Antiphons
  • Oblation
  • O'Connell, J. B.
  • Octavarium
  • Octave
  • Offertory
  • Offertoriale Triplex
  • Office of Readings
  • Officium Lectionis
  • Oil of Catechumens
  • Oil of the Sick
  • Ombrellino
  • Omophorion
  • Optional Memorial
  • Orarion
  • Oratory
  • Ordinary
  • Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite
  • Ordo
  • Ordo Administrandi
  • Organic Development
  • Ornaments Rubric
  • Orphrey
  • Ostensorium
  • Ottaviani Intervention
  • Overlay stole
  • Oversleeves
  • Oxford Movement

  • Palafrenieri
  • Palestrina, Giovanni da
  • Palitsa
  • Pall - square linen covered cardboard used to cover the chalice
  • Pallium
  • Panagia
  • Panegyric
  • Papal Chamberlains
  • Papal Chapel (the Sistine and other places, the body of ecclesiastics, the events to which they are summoned)
  • Papal Gentlemen
  • Papal Throne
  • Papal Tiara
  • Parsch, Pius
  • "The Parson's Handbook"
  • Parish Book of Chant
  • Paschal Candle
  • Paschaltide
  • Pastor
  • Paten
  • Pater Noster
  • Patriarch
  • Patriarchal basilica
  • Paul VI
  • Pavilion
  • Pax
  • Paxbrede
  • Pectoral Cross
  • Penance
  • Penitent
  • Pentecost
  • Pericope
  • Permanent Pastor
  • Phelonion
  • Pileolus
  • Piscina
  • Pius V
  • Pius X
  • Pluviale
  • Podatus
  • Polyphony
  • Pontifical
  • Pontifical Canon
  • Pontifical Gloves
  • Pontifical Sandals
  • Pontificale
  • Pontificalis Domus
  • Pontificalis insignia
  • Pontificate
  • Pontifical Athenaeum of Saint Anselm
  • Pothier, Dom Joseph
  • Porter
  • Portiuncula
  • Porrectus
  • Praxis
  • Prebendary
  • Preaching stole
  • Predella - the top step of the platform within the sanctuary where the altar rests
  • Prelate
  • Presider
  • Prime
  • Privilege
  • Privileged Altar
  • Procession
  • Processional
  • Processional Cross
  • Processionale
  • Prolix responsory
  • Proper
  • Proper of Seasons
  • Proper of Saints
  • Prophecy tone
  • Proskomedia
  • Prosphoron
  • Prothonotary Apostolic
  • Protodeacon
  • Precious mitre
  • Preface
  • Primate
  • Proper
  • Psalm tone
  • Psalter
  • Pugin, A.W.
  • Punctum
  • Purificator - a white linen cloth used to cleanse and dry the chalice during Mass
  • Pustet
  • Pyx

  • Quam oblationem
  • Quarant'ore (Forty Hours)
  • Quarter Tense
  • Quilisma
  • Quinceanera
  • Quo primum

  • Rationale
  • RCIA
  • Recto Tono
  • Rector
  • Reed
  • Relic (explain the various classes)
  • Reform of the Reform
  • Reformed folk
  • Reproaches
  • Requiem Mass
  • Reredos
  • Rescript
  • Responsory
  • Revised Standard Version
  • Rhombus
  • Riddel(s)
  • Ring (Doctoral, Episcopal, Fisherman's, Papal, Pontifical)
  • Rite
  • Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
  • Rite of Election
  • Ritual
  • Rituale Romanum
  • "Ritual Notes"
  • Ritus Servandus
  • Rochet
  • Rood screen
  • Rogation Days
  • Roman Canon
  • Roman collar
  • Roman Missal
  • Rose (liturgical colour)
  • Royal Doors
  • Rubrics
  • Rulers of the Choir
  • Russicum

  • Sacramentary
  • Sacrament
  • Sacrarium
  • Sacred Art
  • Sacred Congregation of Rites
  • Sacred Liturgy
  • "Sacred Music" (Journal)
  • Sacrosanctum Concilium
  • Sacrifice of the Mass
  • Sacristan
  • Saint Louis Jesuits
  • Sakkos
  • Salicus
  • Sanctissimum
  • Sanctuary
  • Sanctus
  • Sanctus candle
  • Sandles, Pontifical
  • Sarum Rite
  • Saturno
  • Scandicus
  • Schmemann, Alexander
  • Scruple Spoon
  • Scrutinies
  • Sedia Gestatoria
  • Sedilia - a seat for the presiding clergy on the epistle side of the altar
  • Semiology
  • Semi-double
  • Septuagesima
  • Sequence
  • Sermon
  • Sext
  • Shrine
  • Sic transit gloria mundi
  • Simar
  • Simple tone
  • Sing to the Lord
  • Slavonic
  • Society for a Moratorium on the Music of Marty Haugen and David Haas
  • Solfège/solfeggio
  • Solesmes
  • Solesmes Method
  • Solemn Mass
  • Solemn tone
  • Solemnity
  • Solita oscula
  • Soprano (cloak)
  • Soutane
  • Spear
  • Sponsor
  • Spoon
  • Stop (organ)
  • Stole
  • Stolone
  • Straw subdeacon
  • Strepitus
  • Square notes
  • Sticharion
  • Subcinctorium
  • Subdeacon
  • Summorum Pontificum
  • Sunday 'in albis'
  • Superfrontal
  • Suppedaneum
  • Surplice - a broad sleeved white garment that is worn over the cassock.
  • Synod (of Bishops and Diocesan)

  • Tabernacle
  • Tabor
  • Taft, Robert
  • Taizé style music
  • Tassels
  • Temple
  • Tenebrae
  • Terce
  • Territorial Abbot
  • Tetragrammaton
  • Thesis (chant)
  • Throne
  • Thurible
  • Tiara
  • Tintinnabulum
  • Tipografia Poliglotta Vaticana
  • Tippet
  • Titular (Bishop, Church, Deaconry, See)
  • Tone
  • Tonus Peregrinus
  • Tonus Simplex
  • Tonus Solemnis
  • Torches
  • Torculus
  • Tractarians
  • Tradition
  • Tradition of the Instruments
  • Traditional Latin Mass
  • Traditionalism
  • Transubstantiation
  • Tra le sollecitudini
  • Tridentine
  • Triple Candle
  • Trope
  • Trisagion
  • Tristropha
  • Tube (Communion)
  • Tuft, Biretta
  • Tufted Fascia
  • Tunic(ella)

  • Umbrellone
  • Una Voce
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • USCCB
  • Use
  • Usus Antiquor

  • Varkas
  • Vatican II
  • Veil
  • Vernacular
  • Versus Deum
  • Versus populum
  • Vesperale
  • Vespers
  • Vesting Prayers
  • Vesting Bench
  • Vestis Talaris
  • Vestments
  • Vestments controversy
  • Via crucis
  • Vidi aquam
  • Vigil (of a feast)
  • Vigils (Liturgy of the Hours)
  • Vimpa
  • Vimpalistae
  • Virga
  • Verger
  • von Hildebrand, Dietrich
  • Votive Mass
  • Vulgate

  • Ward, Justine Bayard
  • Ward Method
  • "Why Catholics Can't Sing"
  • Whitsunday
  • Wine
  • WLP
  • World Library Publications
  • Wreckovation

  • Zone
  • Zimara
  • Zucchetto


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