- Roman Catholic Church. a booklet containing short and abbreviated directions for the contents of the office and Mass of each day in the year.
Origin of ordo
novus ordo seclorum
- a new order of the ages (is born): motto on the reverse of the great seal of the United States (adapted from Vergil's Eclogues IV:5).
Examples from the Web for ordo
In this ordo it is stated that the colour in Missa Defunctorum is niger vel violaceus.
This was the Ordinale, or book containing the general rules relating to the Ordo divini servitii.Illuminated Manuscripts in Classical and Mediaeval Times
J. Henry Middleton
The figures pointing out the "ordo verborum" are according to the subjoined interpretation of Mons.On the Nature of Thought
The proper term seems to have been ordo, which occurs in inscriptions of the Empire: Marq.The Religious Experience of the Roman People
W. Warde Fowler
Patrick proceeded afterwards until he was in Achadhfobhair, where he celebrated the ordo at Easter.
Word Origin and History for ordo
Novus Ordo Seclorum
on the Great Seal of the United States of America, apparently an allusion to line 5 of Virgil's "Eclogue IV," in an 18c. edition: Magnus ab integro seclorum nascitur ordo "The great series of ages begins anew." The seal's designer, Charles Thomson, wrote that the words "signify the beginnings of the New American Era." (see Annuit Coeptis).