When the Mass began the choir broke forth, singing the introit.
Before the introit the crucifix, the altar23, the celebrant and the Pope are successively incensed.
This, from being sung or said whilst the minister made his entrance within the rails, was called introitus or introit.
Montanelli stood before the high altar among his ministers and acolytes and read the introit aloud in steady tones.
To our modern ears the introit is new; but it is in reality an old thing, in this and some other instances revived.
The organist was practicing the introit anthem, and half way up the church a woman was sitting quietly.
Ascending the altar, the priest passed at once to the right hand side where lay the Mass-Book, from which he read the introit.
Violently the introit rang out, as if from depths beyond the grave, and in it were mingled the tragedy of the man and of the God.
The York rubric directed him to do it immediately alter the first saying of the introit, which in England was thrice said.