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- noun Public celebration of the Eucharist in the Roman Catholic Church and some Protestant churches.
- noun The sacrament of the Eucharist.
- noun A musical setting of certain parts of the Mass, especially the Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei.
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- noun Roman Catholic Church The
principal liturgical serviceof the Church, including a scriptureservice and a eucharistic service, which includes the consecrationand oblation(offering) of the hostand wine. One of the seven sacraments.
- noun A similar
ceremonyoffered by a number of Christian sects.
- noun music A musical composition set to portions of the Mass.
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Keith -- I'm from mass and I'm telling you that most people are already dismayed at how inept Patrick has been, and that there's no way Mass goes for Obama.
There would have been more at our 7.15am mass but the new Parish Priest has cancelled the 6.30am Mass on Holy Days of Obligation and moved the evening mass forward to 7.30pm.
South Africa, as a matter of policy, would not sell or provide military equipment or technologies used in developing weapons of mass destruction to any country deemed to be posing a proliferation risk, the SA Council for the Non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass
The continuing mass detentions, assassination of trade union activists and harassment of all sectors of the Mass
In other words, we have something which is to be described not as small or great but as the great-and-small: for it is at once a mass and a thing without magnitude, in the sense that it is the Matter on which Mass is based and that, as it changes from great to small and small to great, it traverses magnitude.
Thus the Mass at that time was called _Christ's Mass_, and the Box, _Christ's Mass Box_, or Money gathered against that time, that Masses might be made by the Priests to the Saints, to forgive the People the Debaucheries of that time; and from this, Servants had the Liberty to get Box-money, because they might be able to pay the Priest for his Masses, because _No Penny, No
The priest uses this at the washing of hands before mass, before distributing Communion outside of Mass, and before administering baptism.
The use of incense in the conventual mass on certain solemnities, even though the Mass is said and not sung, is another liturgical custom (recently sanctioned by the Holy See) peculiar to their order.
Here again _Ceremonies_ of the mass are stated, but if the Platform taught that the Mass itself is inculcated in the Confession, believers in the Mass would, _a fortiori_, have also been mentioned as excluded.
Iran resumes mass trial of opposition activists, protesters charged in post-election turmoil Mass trial continues of Iran opposition protestersTEHRAN, Iran - Iran resumed Tuesday the mass trial of opposition activists and protesters charged with rioting and plotting to topple the ruling Islamic system through a "velvet revolution" following the country's disputed presidential election.