Sanctus

[s_ˈa_n_k_t_ə_s], [sˈanktəs], [sˈanktəs]

Definitions of Sanctus:

  1.   An anthem, originally commencing with the Latin word sanctus, holy. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for Sanctus:

  1. The " Kyrie eleison," solemn and sumptuous, the " Gloria in excelsis," shared by the grand and the choir organs, the one taking the solos, the other guiding and sustaining the singers, was full of exultant joy; the " Sanctus concentrated, almost haggard, resounded through the arches when the choir shouted the " Hosanna in excelsis," and the " Agnus Dei" was sung low to a clear, suppliant melody, so humble that it dared not become loud. ” – En Route by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  2. The Sanctus was one of the most impressive peals of worship and adoration that I have ever heard. ” – Lourdes by Robert Hugh Benson
  3. “ A fear seized him that in spite of all his practice he was kneeling on the wrong side of the priest; he forgot the first responses; he was sure the Sanctus bell was too far away; he wished that Mr. Dorward would not mutter quite so inaudibly. ” – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  4. During his mass everybody was obliged to kneel at the Sanctus and to remain so until after the communion of the priest; and if he heard the least noise, or saw anybody talking during the mass, he was much displeased. ” – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  5. Sanctus in D major. ” – Johann Sebastian Bach by Johann Nikolaus Forkel and Charles Sanford Terry
  6. The Sanctus bell was generally made of silver, and occasionally a number of little bells were hung in the middle of the church, and by means of a wheel they were all made to ring at once. ” – Our Homeland Churches and How to Study Them by Sidney Heath
  7. Outside the church at the apex of the gable over the chancel arch there is sometimes a small bell- cote, wherein the sanctus or saunce bell once hung. ” – English Villages by P. H. Ditchfield
  8. Now the last bars of the Sanctus were commencing. ” – In The Fire Of The Forge, Volume 5. by Georg Ebers
  9. “ Concurrunt in conversione hae causae: Spiritus Sanctus – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  10. See Church Temperance Society 61 Ter Sanctus 252 Terms of Christian Unity 222 Testimonials 252 Testimony to Scriptural Character of Confirmation 67, 68 Thanksgiving. ” – The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia by William James Miller

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