sursum corda


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sursum corda

(ˈsɜːsəm ˈkɔːdə)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) RC Church a Latin versicle meaning Lift up your hearts, said by the priest at Mass
2. a cry of exhortation, hope, etc
[C16: Latin, literally: up hearts]
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Noun1.sursum corda - (Roman Catholic Church) a Latin versicle meaning `lift up your hearts'
versicle - a short verse said or sung by a priest or minister in public worship and followed by a response from the congregation
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
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Hirsh recounts the story of Sursum Corda, an inner-city community in the Washington D.C.
Not only does the continual liturgical exhortation "Sursum corda! " seek to raise our consciousness to the heights and depths of the mystery celebrated, it also enables and promotes a refined sensibility.
Filipino People of God: at every Mass you hear the call to lift up your hearts: Sursum corda!
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Sursum Corda, a comparative rarity, was given with a strength of feeling which went beyond the music's predictable whiffs of incense, and the Enigma Variations, music exuding the air of the Malvern Hills, recovered after an early accident from sluggish clarinets.
From his various "pulpits," which included editorship of the Paulist monthly, The Catholic World, his weekly syndicated column, Sursum Corda, and as a regular contributor to NBC's "The Catholic Hour" national radio broadcasts, James Gillis, like all Americans, searched for a way out of the Great Depression which had gripped the nation beginning in October 1929.
Underneath Warrack's elegant timbre can be heard that singularly beatific sursum corda: the sound of Theodor Adorno spinning in his grave.
Another sketch, "Sursum Corda," examines the hypocrisy of Christian moralizing in the context of Empire and the prisons with which Graham himself became all too familiar as a result of his militant socialism.
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Tendriamos a un presidente tan inteligente, que me derroto siempre, a pesar de que me sentia el sursum corda, en aquellas discusiones interminables y salpicadas de gracia y de desgracia, que nos ocupaban.