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. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 August 2010. Web. 27 May 2015. <http://catholicsaints.info/flectamus-genua/>