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I. Liturgics

A sequence is a non-biblical hymn sung during mass between the Alleluia and the Gospel (in the 1975 Ger. missal sung before the Alleluia); it has been an element of festal liturgies since the 9th century. The Roman Missal of 1570 included Victimae paschali laudes (Easter), Veni, Sancte Spiritus (Pentecost), Lauda Sion, Salvatorem (Corpus Christi), and the late medieval rhyming poem Dies irae, introduced as a sequence for requiems. In 1727 the Stabat mater was added for the feast of the Sev…

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Praßl, Franz Karl, “Sequence”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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