Translation of litany in Spanish:

litany

Pronunciation: /ˈlɪtəni/

n (pl -nies)

  • [Relig] letanía (f) the Litanyoración de la liturgia anglicana en forma de letanías he gave me a long litany of all his complaints me recitó toda una letanía de quejas
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    • Many times in my life, I have heard Perpetua and Felicity mentioned in litanies of saints and prayers of the Church.
    • So out went audible responses, the minister's surplice and the litany.
    • One day just before Easter, we joined a procession which wound along singing litanies, in and out of four churches, before finishing at Santa Chiara, a sort of liturgical pub crawl.
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    • Sympathetically, they sang to him penitential psalms, particularly the Miserere, and the Litany of Loreto, while he gazed at a panel from their diverse collection of tavolette.
    • This was initiated by the singing of Veni, Creator and the Litany, and the saying of several long prayers.
    • About the same time the primers were revised, and the King's Primer issued in 1545 in the interest of uniformity; it included the English Litany.

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