Explain Agnus Dei

I just want to make sure…is the ‘Agnus Dei’ the ‘Lamb of God’?

Thank you!

Elzee, yep you got it.

Agnus is latin for lamb. It is where we get the name Agnes from as well.


Thank you - just had to be sure!

Your welcome Elzee.

For more information than you every thought you could know about the use of Agnus Dei in the liturgy see newadvent.org/cathen/01221a.htm

Also, just in case you are interested, I have always been fascinated by the Agnus Dei sacramental:

The name Agnus Dei has been given to certain discs of wax impressed with the figure of a lamb and blessed at stated seasons by the Pope

you can read more about it here: newadvent.org/cathen/01220a.htm

In fact, I would bet that at least one of our forum members has an Agnus Dei.

God Bless,

I have one!:amen:

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