Definition of Agnus Dei in English:
1A figure of a lamb bearing a cross or flag, as an emblem of Christ.
- In the tympanum itself there is an Agnus Dei in a medallion supported by two archangels, Gabriel and Michael.
- It suggests considerable unawareness of his danger that, when taken, he was wearing an Agnus Dei and in possession of a papal bull.
- This year's ornament, featuring the Agnus Dei, or Lamb of God, art-work from the Archabbey Basilica.
2 Christian Church An invocation beginning with the words “Lamb of God” forming a set part of the liturgy.
- The distinct and condensed formula of the Agnus Dei itself, however, was not apparently introduced into the Mass until the year 687, when Pope Sergius I decreed that during the fraction of the Host both clergy and people should sing the Agnus Dei.
- Thus, the norm for the United States continues the practice of kneeling down after the Agnus Dei, unless a bishop establishes, for his entire diocese, the practice of remaining standing.
- The ceremony of blessing takes place after the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) of the Mass.
2.1A musical setting of this.
- Many readers will know that Barber's Adagio for Strings originally was part of a string quartet, but they might not know that Barber later arranged it for unaccompanied chorus as an Agnus Dei.
- This "anthology of sacred choral music" spans 400 years and includes such masterpieces as Allegri's Miserere, Bach's "Jesu, joy of man's desiring," and Barber's exquisite Agnus Dei.
- He didn't complete more than three movements: a Sanctus, a Benedictus, and an Agnus Dei.
Late Middle English: from Latin, literally 'Lamb of God'.
Words that rhyme with Agnus Deiclayey, Pompeii
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