8 thoughts on “ Litany ”

  1. noun litanies 1 A series of petitions for use in church services or processions, usually recited by the clergy and responded to in a recurring formula by the people. ‘Many times in my life, I have heard Perpetua and Felicity mentioned in litanies of saints and prayers of the Church.’.
  2. Litany came to English through Anglo-French and Late Latin, ultimately from the Greek word litaneia, meaning " entreaty." Litany refers literally to a type of prayer in which a series of lines are spoken alternately by a leader and a congregation. This use dates to the 13th century.
  3. Nov 22,  · The Litany was in use during Luther’s early years of reform, though he desired it to be sung in the Mass and the daily offices of the congregations. While Luther was absent from Wittenberg during his hiding in the Wartburg, Karlstadt’s reforms seem to have removed the Litany from use.
  4. litany in American English noun Word forms: plural -nies 1. a ceremonial or liturgical form of prayer consisting of a series of invocations or supplications with responses that .
  5. A litany is a long, repetitive list or series of grievances, like your picky brother's litany of complaints about dinner or the litany of critical comments your English teacher writes in the margins of your essay. The original meaning of litany is a purely religious one.
  6. A litany is a well-known and much appreciated form of responsive petition, used in public liturgical services, and in private devotions, for common necessities of the Church, or in calamities — to implore God's aid or to appease His just wrath.
  7. A litany, in Christian worship, is a form of prayer used in services and processions, and consisting of a number of petitions.
  8. a long list spoken or given to someone, esp. to someone who has heard or seen it before or finds it boring: She had to hear once again his litany of complaints over how badly he was treated. Examples of litany.

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