sursum corda

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

Definition of sursum corda

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

  2. 2 :  something inspiriting

Origin and Etymology of sursum corda

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

First Known Use: 1537

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