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Angelus

, Byzantine emperors
Angelus (ănˈjələs), family name and dynasty of three Byzantine emperors (1185–1204): see Isaac II; Alexius III; Alexius IV.

Angelus

, prayer
Angelus [Lat.,=angel], daily prayer of the Roman Catholic Church, said usually three times daily, as announced by a bell, traditionally at six in the morning, at noon, and at six in the evening. It is said in honor of the Incarnation and consists of three repetitions of the Hail Mary together with verses and a prayer. It takes its name from the opening word of the Latin version: Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae [the angel of the Lord declared unto Mary].
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Angelus

RC Church
1. a series of prayers recited in the morning, at midday, and in the evening, commemorating the Annunciation and Incarnation
2. the bell (Angelus bell) signalling these prayers
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