- A more Churchly name for the introductory parts of the Communion Office, commonly called "Ante Communion." Properly speaking, the Proanaphoral service includes all that portion of the Communion service which precedes the Sursum Corda, "Lift up your hearts."
American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. William James Miller, M.A., B.D.. 1901.
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Anaphora — The Greek name for the Offering or, Oblation in the Holy Eucharist and is usually applied to that portion of the Office beginning with Lift up your hearts and including the Prayer of Consecration. All that precedes this is called the… … American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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