RC prayer named after its Lat. form (Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae. The angel of the Lord declared to Mary. ); commemorates the Annunciation (see Annunciation, Feast of). Its hist., obscure, may have roots in the 13th c. Recited ca. 6 a.m., noon, and 6 p.m.; at these hours a bell called the Angelus bell is rung (3 strokes followed by a pause 3 times, then 9 strokes). Consists of versicles, responses, 3 Hail Marys, and a collect. In the paschal* season Regina coeli, a hymn to Mary, is substituted. See also Mariology.
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