sur-sum corda

sursum corda

[soor-soom kawr-dah, kohr-]
noun Ecclesiastical.
the words “Lift up your hearts,” addressed by the celebrant of the Mass to the congregation just before the preface.

1550–60; < Latin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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sursum corda (ˈsɜːsəm ˈkɔːdə)
1.  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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