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orate fratres

[aw-rah-te frah-tres] /ɔˈrɑ tɛ ˈfrɑ trɛs/
noun, Roman Catholic Church.
1.
the call to prayer, addressed by the celebrant of the Mass to the people just before the Secret.
Origin of orate fratres
From the Latin word ōrāte frātrēs pray, brothers
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