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.

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  • n. (Roman Catholic Church) a Latin versicle meaning `lift up your hearts'


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  • (Encarta) (1.) part of Mass: in the Roman Catholic Church, a short sentence versicle spoken by a priest during Mass, just before the preface (2.) exhortation: a cry or exhortation, especially of hope

    May 16, 2008