Rorate Sunday

Ro·​ra·​te Sunday | \ rȯˈrätē- \

Definition of Rorate Sunday

: the fourth Sunday in Advent

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History and Etymology for Rorate Sunday

rorate from Latin, 2d person plural imperative of rorare to drip moisture, from ror-, ros dew; from the occurrence of rorate as the first word in the Latin form of the introit for the day in some Christian churches

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“Rorate Sunday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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