When, after the offertory, Pierre uncovered the chalice he felt contempt for himself.
The offertory having been recited, the priest uncovered the chalice.
Even the check that you put in the plate when you take the offertory up the aisle on Sunday morning?
It would be like putting bad money into the offertory to put me into that holy work.
One of the most pleasing parts of the service is the taking up of the offertory.
But when the offertory was reached, matters suddenly quickened.
I know, dear, three services on Sunday and a shilling for the offertory.
He sang an offertory solo, accompanying himself on the harmonium.
You must understand there's a weekly offertory in our church.
The only part that must be new will be the offertory for the day, unless you happen to have that too.'
"the part of a Mass at which offerings are made," late 14c., from Medieval Latin offertorium "place where offerings are brought," from Vulgar Latin offertus, corresponding to Latin oblatus, past participle of offerre (see offer (v.)). Meaning "part of a religious service" is first recorded 1530s; sense of "collection of money" is from 1862.