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EX OPERE OPERANTIS ECCLESIAE

A phrase used to distinguish the value of liturgical prayer and action, whose supernatural efficacy depends on the Church's sanctity and not, as in the sacraments, simply on the fact that the sacramental rite is performed.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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