Etymology: From Latin introitus, from verb introire, "to go in or into", from prefix intro-, into, + verb ire, to go.
- The action of entering or going in; an entrance.
- A psalm sung or chanted immediately before the collect, epistle, and gospel, and while the priest is entering within the rails of the altar.
- A part of a psalm or other portion of the Scripture read by the priest at Mass immediately after ascending to the altar.
- An anthem or psalm sung before the Communion service.
- Any composition of vocal music appropriate to the opening of church services.
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