Meaning of Agnus Dei
Pronunciation: (ag'nus dē'ī, de'ē ä'ny&oobreves de'ē), [key]
- a figure of a lamb as emblematic of Christ.
- such a representation with the nimbus inscribed with the cross about its head, and supporting the banner of the cross.
- a prayer addressed to Christ as Savior preceding the communion in the Mass.
- a musical setting of this prayer.