from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Celebration of the Eucharist by two or more officiants.
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- n. The act of concelebrating (in any sense)
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act, of a newly ordained priest, of repeating the words of the mass along with the ordaining bishop, who celebrates.
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I learned a new word--concelebration, which is when more than one priest officiates.
The Church in the diocese manifests herself in the most visible way when the Bishop celebrates the Eucharistic Sacrifice in his cathedral church, with the concelebration of his priests, the assistance of the deacons, and the participation of the faithful (cf. SC 41).
Communion in the hand kept to a minimum, 2 Deacons alongside the Celebrant, no concelebration, birettas, supremely reverent atmosphere, and beautiful vestments and even more beautiful music exclusively polyphonic/chant.
Indiscriminate concelebration with Patriotic clergy can't be considered as permitted.
I posed another question, about mass concelebration: because if, for example, a thousand priests concelebrate, it is not clear whether the structure intended by the Lord is still present.
The Italian television, as a comment to this discourse, showed a concelebration in which some priests were talking on the mobile phone.
After reading about two controversies over an unauthorized concelebration between Anglican and Roman Catholic priests one in a priory in Ireland and another more recently in Arizona, it got me thinking about the mutual recognition of orders and that led me to recall the old effort to resolve the problem through the "Dutch touch" and that led me to remember a conversation I once had about . . . the "Kenyan touch."
The priests circle the altar for concelebration, since they are monks and the non-ordained brothers are also monks, the community stands together.
Yesterday afternoon at the Bentegodi Stadium in the Italian city of Verona, the Pope presided at a Eucharistic concelebration attended by more than 40,000 people.
Early this morning, Benedict XVI presided at a Eucharistic concelebration in the Vatican's "Redemptoris Mater" Chapel, with prelates from the Conference of Swiss Bishops.