Roman Catholic Church. a part of a psalm with antiphon recited by the celebrant of the Mass at the foot of the altar and, at High Mass, sung by the choir when the priest begins the Mass.
Anglican Church, Lutheran Church. a psalm or anthem sung as the celebrant of the Holy Communion enters the sanctuary.
a choral response sung at the beginning of a religious service.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024
How to use introit in a sentence
The whole is like some marvellous introit for St. Mark's day, in which the name of Mary has passed by.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa | Edward Hutton
To our modern ears the introit is new; but it is in reality an old thing, in this and some other instances revived.The Church Index | William Pepperell
This, from being sung or said whilst the minister made his entrance within the rails, was called introitus or introit.The Church Index | William Pepperell
The organist was practicing the introit anthem, and half way up the church a woman was sitting quietly.Dangerous Days | Mary Roberts Rinehart
Before the introit the crucifix, the altar23, the celebrant and the Pope are successively incensed.The Ceremonies of the Holy-Week at Rome | Charles Michael Baggs
British Dictionary definitions for introit
RC Church Church of England a short prayer said or sung as the celebrant is entering the sanctuary to celebrate Mass or Holy Communion
- introital, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012