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- proper n. A Roman Catholic Mass celebrated in full ceremonial form, in which the celebrant is assisted by a deacon and a subdeacon and accompanied by acolytes, a thurifer, and a choir.
- proper n. A Missa Cantata or sung Mass.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See under Mass.
- n. Mass with incense, music, the assistance of a deacon, subdeacon, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a solemn and elaborate Mass with music
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It was indeed as if to go to High Mass that old Jaquette was dressed.
It has almost entirely ceased to be so now, and it is only in the Capilla Muzárabe in the cathedral and in the Capilla de Talavera at Salamanca that the rite can be seen at present – in the former daily (in a High Mass at nine a.m.), and in the latter once or twice a year.
He had come from his colloquy with Radulfus in the abbot's parlour with half an hour still before High Mass and, choosing to stay for the celebration since he was here, he did what he habitually did with time to spare within the precinct of the abbey and went looking for Brother Cadfael in his workshop in the herb-garden.
King Stephen waited to attend High Mass before gathering all his baronage about him and setting forth briskly for Oxford.
I didn’t see Joseph Angelo again for three whole weeks, until Piotr Klamut died of natural causes at age eighty-three while sitting in his pew at High Mass and, thinking he was meditating in prayer, everyone left him sitting there long after the mass was over.