Meaning of offertory
Pronunciation: (ô'fur-tôr"ē, -tōr"ē, of'ur-), [key]
— pl. -ries.
- (sometimes cap.) the offering of the unconsecrated elements that is made to God by the celebrant in a Eucharistic service.
- the verses, anthem, or music said, sung, or played while the offerings of the people are received at a religious service.
- that part of a service at which offerings are made.
- the offerings themselves.
- offertory (Thesaurus)