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(Trishagion; Gk. “thrice holy”). Doxology whose name is derived from its 3-fold “Holy”: “Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy and Immortal, have mercy on us.” Used in RCm since the 11th c. as part of the Improperia,* on other occasions, and for inscriptions on bells. Also used in E rites. To be distinguished from Sanctus (see Worship, Parts of, 11), sometimes also called Trisagion.

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