postcommunion

Derivation

  • Latin: post, after; communio, communion

Article

Part of the Proper of the Mass, a petition chanted or said by the celebrant at the Epistle side of the altar after the communion antiphon, usually combining an act of thanksgiving for the holy mysteries, and a plea for the graces they bring.

MLA Citation

  • “postcommunion”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 23 March 2010. Web. 16 April 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/postcommunion/>