Definition of processional in English:


Syllabification: pro·ces·sion·al
Pronunciation: /prəˈseSHənl


  • Of, for, or used in a religious or ceremonial procession: a processional cross
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    • Any of these late-medieval processional crosses can be experienced as an example of craftsmanship in wood and metal, like a Faberge egg, or considered in terms of its design and the interplay of its various components.
    • After attending a festive celebration at one suburban parish, he sent a note to the pastor, telling him to place a corpus on the processional cross and to reconfigure the tilt of the altar to conform to church rubrics.
    • The Baroque section features religious sculpture, including processional figures, ritual liturgical objects and private devotional altars.


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  • 1A book containing litanies and hymns for use in religious processions, especially at the beginning of a service.
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    • The structure and content of religious celebrations, processionals, revivals and regular religious meetings also require analysis.
  • 1.1A hymn or other piece of music sung or played during a religious procession.
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    • Also, McIlvaine ‘used his episcopal authority to limit processionals, surpliced choirs, and other musical innovations’.
    • This Wesley hymn makes a wonderful processional for this festival day.
    • It is best sung as a processional or the final hymn in the service. Sing at a moderate tempo.

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