orate fratres

[ aw-rah-te -frah-tres ]
/ ɔˈrɑ tɛ ˈfrɑ trɛs /

noun Roman Catholic Church.

the call to prayer, addressed by the celebrant of the Mass to the people just before the Secret.

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Origin of orate fratres

From Latin ōrāte frātrēs “pray, brothers”

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