- Response (liturgy)
A response is the second half of one of a set of
preces, the said or sung answer by the or choirto a versiclesaid or sung by an officiantor cantor. In the following opening of the Anglican service of Evening Prayer according to the " Book of Common Prayer" (BCP), the first line is the versicle and the second is the response.
:"O:" O Lord, open thou our lips:"P:" And our mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
liturgical books (such as hymnals or breviaries) the symbol "R/" or "℟" is used to denote a response.
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