Pontifical vs Ordo - What's the difference?

pontifical | ordo |

Pontifical is a see also of ordo.


As nouns the difference between pontifical and ordo

is that pontifical is a book containing the offices, or formulas, used by a pontiff while ordo is (music) a musical phrase constructed from one or more statements of one modal pattern and ending in a rest.

As a adjective pontifical

is of or pertaining to a pontiff.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

pontifical

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to a pontiff.
  • # Of or pertaining to a bishop; episcopal.
  • # Of or pertaining to a pope; papal.
  • Pompous, dignified or dogmatic.
  • Of or pertaining to the pontifices of Ancient Rome.
  • Of or relating to the building of bridges.
  • * Milton
  • Now had they brought the work by wondrous art / Pontifical , a ridge of pendent rock / Over the vexed abyss.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A book containing the offices, or formulas, used by a pontiff.
  • * 1995 , Richard A. Jackson, Ordines coronationis Franciae: texts and ordines for the coronation of Frankish and French kings and queens in the Middle Ages , page 30:
  • Both ordines are related to an ordo in a pontifical in Reims, the Ordo of 1200 (Ordo XIX). The latter was to be consulted again and again, and its formulas were to have a marked effect upon the French ceremony;
  • * 2001 , Leon F. Strieder, The Promise of Obedience: A Ritual History , page 32:
  • William Durandus, bishop of Mende in the south of France, compiled a pontifical' in three books. William never intended his work to be a universal ' pontifical , but its clarity of arrangement and quality of substance, along with

    Usage notes

    The plural, pontificals , refers to "the vestments of a bishop". ----

    ordo

    English

    (wikipedia ordo)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (music) A musical phrase constructed from one or more statements of one modal pattern and ending in a rest.
  • (Roman Catholicism) A calendar which prescribes the Mass and office which is to be celebrated each day.
  • See also

    * pontifical

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