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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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offertoryof‧fer‧to‧ry /ˈɒfətəri $ ˈɒːfətɔːri, ˈɑː-/ noun (plural offertories) [countable] formal  1 RRCthe money people give during a religious ceremony in church syn collection2 RRCthe offering of the bread and wine to God at a Christian church service
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offertoryIn the first instance it acknowledges bread and wine as gifts by the gesture of the offertory.This is the sense of the offertory as seen from the liturgical texts.
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