- n. Plural form of oratory.
“In addition to churches specially intended for the use of the faithful, others known as oratories were erected in the monasteries; they acquired a greater importance when the majority of the monks were ordained priests, still more when the exclusive privileges of the parish churches suffered diminution.”
“The Jews had places of prayer, called oratories, built out of their cities or towns, where they could retire from the bustle of a city and hold communion with God.”
“This prescription is to be observed in all future construction or restoration projects involving places of sacred worship (including all churches, oratories, and private chapels) in the Diocese.”
“I hope these clips might inspire some of our priests and choir directors to further consider how they might manifest this wonderful aspect of liturgical life within their own parishes and oratories, though no doubt in a simpler form given the circumstances of typical parishes.”
“This question looks at the issue of what is presently being done in the churches, chapels and oratories of those who responded.”
“Place names, schools, eloquent oratories and, of course, cricket can make Zimbabwe seem the most English of African countries”
“Correa rallies the nation around him with his fiery oratories against Colombia or the United States, and labels any opposition as “unpatriotic”.”
“Many of their number would often go up the hill and speak with Gundovald, reviling him and saying: Art thou that painter fellow who in the days of King Lothar used to daub the walls and vaults of oratories?”
“Wherefore, We decree and command that throughout the whole Catholic Church, this year and in every subsequent year, a Novena shall take place before Whit-Sunday, in all parish churches, and also, if the local Ordinaries think fit, in other churches and oratories.”
“He was a prolific composer: 40 operas, 23 oratories and masses, over 1500 cantatas, etc.”
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