(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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