Commendatio (παράθεσις), i.e., collect.
(1) In the third Council of Carthage it is provided that if a commendatio of the dead takes place in the afternoon, it must consist of prayers only, without the celebration of mass. In the African code, he set forms to be ordinarily used in churches seem to be summed up under the heads preces, praefationes, commendationes, manus impositiones.
(2) But the word παράθεσις is also used to designate the prayers made in the congregation on behalf of the catechumens. Alexius Aristenus (quoted by Suicer, s.v.) explains it when designating a part of divine service, as "the prayers over the catechumens, whereby we commend them to the Lord."