versicle

Derivation

  • Latin: versiculus = a little line

Article

A short sentence or phrase recited or sung by the celebrant at a liturgical ceremony and responded to by the choir or congregation. In missals and other books, it is indicated by a V with the response indicated by R. For example,

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to Thy word.

MLA Citation

  • “versicle”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 14 September 2010. Web. 27 December 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/versicle/>