flectamus genua

Derivation

  • Latin: let us bend the knee

Article

Bidding-prayer chanted by the deacon at solemn Mass on ember-days, certain days in Lent and Holy Week, and answered by Levate (Rise) prior to the collects chanted by the sub-deacon. In low Mass, the priest says both.

MLA Citation

  • “flectamus genua”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 19 August 2010. Web. 11 July 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/flectamus-genua/>