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Great Entrance

noun, Eastern Church.
the solemn procession in which the unconsecrated Eucharistic elements are carried from the prothesis through the nave of the church and into the bema.
Compare Little Entrance. Unabridged
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  • "He is on duty at the Great Entrance," was the respectful answer.


    G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
  • The Great Entrance on the west was completed in the fifteenth century.

    The Spell of Switzerland Nathan Haskell Dole
  • Then he made his way as fast as he could go to the Great Entrance.

  • We drove straight to the Quirinal, the Great Entrance on the piazza.

    Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life

    Mary Alsop King Waddington
  • Presently, my attention was distracted from this, by coming to the Great Entrance.

    The House on the Borderland William Hope Hodgson
  • Over the Great Entrance is a square tower with loopholes, and, like the rest of the work, built of earth.

  • Voices floated up from the front hall: the Great Entrance door closed, the motors wheeled away.

    The Beloved Woman Kathleen Norris
  • Soon the vehicle reduced speed and all at once Beatrice found herself at the Great Entrance porch of "Le Chateau!"

    Daisy Ashford: Her Book Daisy Ashford
  • Suddenly his attention came back to the crowd, centring on a party of four men who turned into the Great Entrance.

    The Short Line War Samuel Merwin
  • For one man who mounts to greatness by the Great Entrance and the state staircase, ten thousand slip in by la petite Porte.

    A Day's Ride Charles James Lever

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