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Canon of the Mass.

That part of the mass* which begins with the prayer Te igitur after the Sanctus and ends just before the Pater noster (according to others, with consumption of the sacred species). It is called “canon” (Gk. kanon, “rule”) because it follows a fixed rule.

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