Because, especially in Roman Catholic tradition, we enter very aware of our own sin.
Because we are surrounded by saints and angels.
To get it out of the way. You know, in case the sermon runs long.
It's actually all in alphabetical order. In Latin. And Greek.
Because it's all in alphabetical order. Latin after Greek. You know.
Because the Greater Doxology must come before the Lesser Doxology. It's in the Bible.
Because our forgiveness granted by God's mercy causes us to praise.
Because the Sanctus is associated with the Eucharist.
The Sanctus Real concert afterward.
The Holy Hand Grenade.
Augustine of Hippo.
Andronicus and Junius.
As with many songs in the early church, it is a compilation of several anonymous contributors over many generations.
His life and teachings.
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