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Noun: offertory  'ó-fur,to-ree [N. Amer], ó-fu(r)-t(u-)ree [Brit]
  1. The offerings of the congregation at a religious service
Noun: Offertory
  1. The part of the Eucharist when bread and wine are offered to God

Derived forms: offertories

Type of: Oblation, offering, religious offering

Part of: Eucharist, Eucharistic liturgy, Holy Eucharist, Holy Sacrament, Liturgy, Lord's Supper, sacrament of the Eucharist

Encyclopedia: Offertory