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Variable parts of the Communion service that are fixed as to content (hence not including sermon and hymns) but which change with the Sundays and seasons of the church* yr.: Introit,* Collect,* OT Lesson, Epistle, Gradual* (Tract,* Hallelujah,* Sequence*), and Gospel. In some rites the Offertory,* Communion, and Post-Communion are also variable. Though it does not change with every Sunday and Feast Day, the variable part of the Preface* which changes with the seasons, is called Proper Preface. Invariable parts of the service are called the Ordinary. EFP

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