- Money should be put in the offertory box .
- The offertory prayers and the litany are much longer than those in the apostolic constitutions .
- The offertory verses were united in the late middle ages , and now only the offertory of the requiem mass shows one verse with a partial repetition of the antiphon .
- In slave society , sacrifices and offerings were an important part of the social code . It was an important affair of state , and many sacrificial and offertory rituals were presided over by the king himself .