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ROMAN CANON

The first Eucharistic prayer of the Mass, dating, with very slight changes, from the sixth century. It is based on teh Gelasian Sacramentary, ascribed to Pope Gelasius I (reigned 492-96).

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

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