improperia definition

  • noun-plural:
    • a few antiphons and responses, articulating the sorrowful remonstrance of our Lord with his men and women; -- sung on early morning of this Good-friday as opposed to the typical day-to-day Mass associated with Roman ritual.
  • others:
    • Antiphons and answers which on Good-friday tend to be substituted for the usual mass regarding the Roman ritual.
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