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Ordo Missae of the 1962 Missale Romanum

A Rubrical Guide For Altar Servers

By Louis J. Tofari

 General Principles of Ceremonies (for inferior ministers): Glossary of Liturgical Expressions in Latin

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The following words in italics are given with a literal translation from Latin to English.

a fortiori

Even more so (when proving a point)

in actu functionis

In the act of the function

in coram Sanctissimo

In the presence of the Blessed Sacrament

in plano / in planum

On the floor (of the sanctuary) (ablative form: no motion) / on the floor (accusative form; motion)

cum ratione accommodationis

With rational accommodation

solita oscula

With the customary kisses

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