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Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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CHAPTER, LITURGICAL

Formerly the verse that followed the Psalms at Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers, and the hymn at Compline in the Divine Office. The new name is Lectio Brevis, Short Reading.