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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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DIRGE

A song named from the beginning word of Dirige, Domine, Deus Meus (Guide, O Lord, my God). It is the antiphon in the Office of the Dead, a solemn mourning hymn at funerals with its cry of lament. (Etym. Latin dirige, direct thou.)

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