from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- In the Eucharist, the versicles immediately before the preface, inviting the people to join in the service by “lifting up the heart” to God.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Roman Catholic Church, an invocation to the congregation by the priest in the mass just before the preface.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Roman Catholic Church) a Latin versicle meaning `lift up your hearts'
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