sursum corda

noun sur·sum cor·da \ ˌsu̇r-səm-ˈkȯr-də , -ˌdä \

Definition of sursum corda

1 often capitalized S&C : a versicle that in traditional eucharistic liturgies exhorts the faithful to enthusiastic worship
2 : something inspiriting

Origin and Etymology of sursum corda

Late Latin, (lift) up (your) hearts; from the opening words


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