Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To take part in a concelebration of the Eucharist.
  • transitive v. To take part in (a Eucharist) as a joint celebrant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To celebrate along with others
  • v. To celebrate a mass along with the bishop who ordained him

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To celebrate together.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To celebrate together.
  • In the Roman Catholic Church, to repeat, as a newly ordained priest, the words of the mass along with the ordaining bishop, who celebrates.

Etymologies

Latin concelebrāre, concelebrāt- : com-, com- + celebrāre, to celebrate; see celebrate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Worse still, some practices which Sacrosanctum Concilium had never even contemplated were allowed into the Liturgy, like Mass “versus populum”, Holy Communion on the hand, altogether giving up on the Latin and Gregorian Chant in favour of the vernacular and songs and hymns without much space for God, and extension beyond any reasonable limits of the faculty to concelebrate at Holy Mass.

    Archbishop Ranjith's Foreword to "True Development of the Liturgy"

  • Some practices which Sacrosanctum Concilium had never even contemplated were allowed into the Liturgy, like Mass versus populum, Holy Communion in the hand, altogether giving up on the Latin and Gregorian Chant in favor of the vernacular and songs and hymns without much space for God, and extension beyond any reasonable limits of the faculty to concelebrate at Holy Mass.

    Clear Words of Msgr Ranjith on the Flaws of the Postconciliar Liturgical Reforms and the Need for a Reform of the Reform

  • That means that its priest can NEVER be required to concelebrate any Mass or to celebrate NewMass, not even by Bishop Rifan.

    Fellay speaks: The talks begin in the autumn of 2009

  • As such, he could order his priests to concelebrate in the OF with the local bishop on Holy Thursday, could he not?

    Fellay speaks: The talks begin in the autumn of 2009

  • Mr. Haley asks: "As such, he could order his priests to concelebrate in the OF with the local bishop on Holy Thursday, could he not?"

    Fellay speaks: The talks begin in the autumn of 2009

  • Our Lady of the Annunciation was also the Church in which I celebrated my first Mass - with Fr Guy Nicholls as Assistant Priest - on Sunday 29 July 1984, before going over to Holy Innocents, Orpington to concelebrate at the ordination of my classmate Paul Hendricks who is now an Auxiliary Bishop in Southwark.

    To God who gave joy to my youth

  • About 60 priests of Zhengding concelebrated at the Mass but it is thought that many other priests from outside the province, who had been warned by the security forces not to concelebrate, were in the congregation.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • I wonder if the younger generation of Dominicans will recover the 'habit' of wearing albs when they celebrate/concelebrate at Mass, or perform other liturgical functions, rather than simply placing their stoles over their habit.

    13 new Dominican novices in Ireland

  • Clergy and religious are welcome to concelebrate or attend in choir.

    Silver Jubilee

  • I travelled over to St Albans this morning to concelebrate at with him and a number of other priest friends.

    Archive 2009-08-01

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