Alleluia (Latinized form of Heb. halleluyah: ‘praise God’; Gk. allēlouïa)
- James W. McKinnon
- and Christian Thodberg
Chant of the Mass in the Western Church and of the Divine Liturgy in the Eastern Church.
The alleluia of the Mass is a Proper chant sung during the Fore-Mass after the gradual (see Gradual) except on liturgical occasions associated with penitence and fasting (most notably during Lent), and on ones associated with sorrow (such as the Requiem Mass), when it may be replaced by the ...