last gospel

noun, often capitalized L&G

Definition of last gospel

: the liturgical gospel usually John 1:1–14 recited by the celebrant following the close of the Mass in Roman Catholic churches, of the Divine Liturgy in Armenian churches, and of the Holy Communion service in many Episcopal churches

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