Now updated for CSW19. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.
|the Muslim call to prayer, made five times a day by a muezzin.
|a prayer said in morning, at noon and at sunset > ANGELUSES.
|an anthem sung as a response during church service.
|a recitation of the prayer to the Virgin Mary.
|a prayer, a boon.
|a short canticle beginning 'Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini' in Latin and 'Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord' in English > BENEDICTUSES.
|a blessing, a benediction.
|a Hindu religious song.
|a Jewish blessing.
|the 98th Psalm, from its opening words.
|a non-metrical hymn, esp one used in a church service, such as the Magnificat.
|a canticle, a part-song in an ancient play > CANTICUMS.
|to be sung on the cantorial or north side of a choir, as opposed to DECANI.
|a melody or chant, esp. in mediaeval ecclesiastical music > CANTUSES.
|to sing carols > CAROLS, CAROLING or CAROLLING, CAROLED or CAROLLED.
|a short hymn used as response > CATHISMAS. [Gk. kathizein, to sit down].
|a prayer of confession of sins.
|a Nichiren Buddhist chant > DAIMOKUS.
|a blessing conferred by touching or seeing a holy person.
|to utter Jewish prayers.
|having the nature of a DOXOLOGY.
|a usually short hymn of praise to God, e.g. the Gloria in Excelsis.
|the act of calling on the Holy Spirit to consecrate the Eucharist > EPICLESES.
|a formulary of prayers, esp. that of the Greek Church > EUCHOLOGIA.
|a formulary of prayers, esp. that of the Greek Church.
|a Gregorian cadence > EUOUAES, EVOVAES. [From the vowels in 'seculorum Amen' heard in the doxology 'Gloria Patri'].
|like gospel music.
|a Jewish holiday prayer of thanks-giving Psalms.
|habdalah havdalah havdoloh
|a Jewish ceremony or prayer that marks the end of the Sabbath.
|a song of praise, esp to God, but also to a nation, etc.; (verb) to sing a hymn
|relating to hymns, or sacred lyrics.
|relating to a HYMNODY.
|hymns collectively; hymn-singing.
|relating to HYMNOLOGY.
|the study of hymns.
|a psalm or hymn chanted at approach to altar of celebrant priest; the first part of the Roman Catholic Mass.
|relating to an INTROIT, the first part of the Roman Catholic Mass.
|a psalm or anthem sung before prayer during church service.
|in the Greek Church, a TROPARION or short anthem sung while the gospel is being carried through the church > ISODICA.
|a Jewish prayer recited daily and by mourners > KADDISHIM or KADDISHES.
|khotbah khotbeh khutbah
|an address or public prayer read from the steps of the pulpit in Mohammedan mosques.
|a ceremony of prayer and blessing over wine, performed by the head of a Jewish household at the meal ushering in the Sabbath > KIDDUSHES. [Hebrew qiddush, sanctification].
|a religious petition for mercy.
|a type of prayer in which a series of lines are spoken alternately by a leader and a congregation.
|pertaining to, of or the nature of, a liturgy > LITURGICS.
|pertaining to, of or the nature of, a LITURGY > LITURGICALLY.
|the study of LITURGICAL forms.
|the rite of the Eucharist; an order of public service. [Gk. leitourgia].
|a CANTICLE in praise of the Virgin Mary.
|a morning prayer service.
|a method rung on twelve bells > MAXIMUSES.
|the minimum number of people required by Jewish law to be present for a religious service to be held i.e. ten male adults > MINYANS or MINYANIM.
|the psalm usually appointed for penitential acts, being the 50th psalm in the Latin version. [Lat. 2nd person sing. imp. of misereri to have mercy, to pity, from miser, wretched. The hymn starts with this word].
|a Christmas CAROL.
|a prayer service held at 3 p.m.
|a short prayer.
|to exceed or excel in prayer.
|a song of thanksgiving. [L. from Gk. Paian, physician to the gods. The earliest musical paeans were hymns of thanksgiving and praise that were dedicated to Apollo; the word then became generalised].
|the chanting of a PAEAN.
|the Lord's Prayer, or a recital of it.
|to pass the night in vigil or prayer.
|unmeasured, unaccompanied music sung in unison in ecclesiastical modes from early times.
|pooja poojah puja pujah
|a Hindu act of worship or prayer.
|a closing piece of music; especially an organ voluntary at the end of a church service.
|given to prayer > PRAYERFULLY.
|not using prayer; habitually neglecting prayer to God.
|prayers, esp in preces and responses.
|a hymn or religious song; (verb) to sing psalms.
|of or pertaining to a psalm.
|relating to a PSALMODY.
|to practice psalmody.
|the act of singing psalms in church services.
|the Book of Psalms, a musical setting for this, or selection from it.
|relating to a PSALTER.
|a form of devotional Sufi music > QAWWALIS.
|a lament or mass for the dead.
|a prayer for the dead.
|a set of responses sung or said after liturgical reading.
|the Islamic declaration of faith, repeated daily.
|a short hymn > STICHERA.
|in the Greek church, a litany.
|a form of Islamic prayer that involves the repetitive utterances of short sentences glorifying God.
|the hymn beginning Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus, which forms the conclusion of the Eucharistic preface > TERSANCTUSES.
|a psalm sung instead of the Alleluia in Lent > TRACTUSES.
|an ancient hymn consisting of the words 'O Holy God, holy and mighty, holy and immortal, have mercy on us'; loosely, the Tersanctus > TRISAGIONS.
|in the Greek Church, a stanza or short hymn > TROPARIA.
|to revoke or annul by prayer, as something previously prayed for.
|the 95th psalm.
|an office-book containing the psalms, canticles, anthems, etc., with their musical settings, used at vespers.
|a short verse in church service normally followed by response.