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Sacramentary

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sacramentary An ancient book of the Roman Catholic Church, written by Pope Gelasius, and revised, corrected, and abridged by St. Gregory, in which were contained the rites for Mass, the sacraments, the dedication of churches, and other ceremonies. There are several ancient books of the same kind in France and Germany.
    • Sacramentary Of or pertaining to a sacrament or the sacraments; sacramental.
    • Sacramentary Of or pertaining to the Sacramentarians.
    • Sacramentary Same as Sacramentarian n., 1. "Papists, Anabaptists, and Sacramentaries ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sacramentary Of or pertaining to a sacrament or sacraments.
    • sacramentary Of or pertaining to sacramentarians.
    • n sacramentary An office-book formerly in use, containing the rites and prayers connected with the several sacraments (the eucharist, baptism, penance, orders, etc.) and other rites. The Greek euchology is a similar book. See missal.
    • n sacramentary Same as sacramentarian, 1.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sacramentary pertaining to the sacrament of the Lord's Supper, or to the sacramentarians
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. sacramentarium,: cf. F. sacramentaire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. sacramentum, a sacred thing—sacrāre, to consecrate—sacer, sacred.

Usage

In literature:

It is inserted in the ancient sacramentary of Pope Gelasius (A.D. 495).
"The Ceremonies of the Holy-Week at Rome" by Charles Michael Baggs
This rite is found in the Gelasian, Gregorian and other sacramentaries.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5" by Various
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In news:

An Elegy for the Sacramentary.
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