The penitential act is followed by the kyrie eleison chant unless the third of the three formulas which incorporates the kyrie has been chosen as the penitential act the gloria if used and the collect which concludes the introductory rites.
Since the time of seven of the psalms have borne the name of penitential namely 6 32 38 51 102 130 143 they were used in the special additional services appointed for lent and were selected with reference to the sprinkling of the leper seven times and to the command to naaman to wash himself seven times in the jordan or as others.
In this weeks editorial fr federico lombardi sj speaks of the external challenges and pressures put on the church since the resignation of pope benedict and leading up to the upcoming conclave.
time traveler for penitential the first known use of penitential was before the 12th century see more words from the same century.
A penitential is a book or set of church rules concerning the christian sacrament of penance a new manner of reconciliation with god that was first developed by celtic monks in ireland in the sixth century ad it consisted of a list of sins and the appropriate penances prescribed for them and served as a type of manual for confessors.
The penitential rite is a concrete expression of this reality by the minister and the faithful who humbly recognize their sins they repent and implore gods mercy so that they may participate fruitfully in the sacred mysteries.
Celebrating the mass lesson penitential rite this lesson is in accordance with the new roman missal that is to be implemented on november 27 2011 be sure to.
penitential definition of pertaining to proceeding from or expressive of penitence or repentance see more.
The seven penitential psalms during times when we wish to express repentance and especially during lent it is customary to pray the seven penitential psalms.