versicles


versicles
n. short verse of liturgy (Christianity); short verse of poetry

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Versicles —    Little verses or sentences uttered by the officiating minister with corresponding replies or responses by the congregation. For example,    V. O Lord, open Thou our lips.    R. And our mouth shall show forth Thy praise.    This feature of… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Breviary — • Evolution of the book, or set of books, containing the texts and rubrics of the canonical hours Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Breviary     Breviary      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Acolouthia — • In ecclesiastical terminology signifies the order or arrangement of the divine office and also, in a wide sense, the office itself Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Acolouthia     Acolouthia …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Little Office of Our Lady — • Historical article on the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, modeled on the Divine Office Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Little Office of Our Lady     Little Office of Our Lady …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Angelus — • A short practice of devotion in honour of the Incarnation repeated three times each day, morning, noon, and evening, at the sound of the bell Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Angelus     Angelus …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Breviary — A breviary (from Latin brevis , short or concise ) is a liturgical book of the Latin liturgical rites of the Catholic Church containing the public or canonical prayers, hymns, the Psalms, readings, and notations for everyday use, especially for… …   Wikipedia

  • Vespers — For other uses, see Vespers (disambiguation). Benedictine monks singing Vespers on Holy Saturday Vespers is the evening prayer service in the Western Catholic, Eastern (Byzantine) Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran liturgies… …   Wikipedia

  • Antiphon (in the Greek Church) —     Antiphon (in the Greek Church)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Antiphon (in the Greek Church)     (antiphonon)     Socrates, the church historian (Hist. Eccl., VI, viii), says that St. Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, the third in succession from… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Preces — (Latin preces , plural of prex , prayer ) are, in liturgical worship, short petitions that are said or sung as versicle and response by the officiant and respectively. This form of prayer is one of the oldest in Christianity, finding its source… …   Wikipedia

  • Traditional Ambrosian Rite — This article is about the form of the Ambrosian Rite used before the Vatican II; for an explanation of the history and of the current form of this Rite, see Ambrosian Rite. Traditional Ambrosian Rite is the form of the Ambrosian Rite used before… …   Wikipedia