from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The mass; a mass.
- noun In the Mozarabic liturgy, a variable prayer or address, called more fully the Oratio Missœ (Prayer of the Mass), answering to the Gallican Præfatio Missœ (Preface of the Mass). It probably derived its name from the fact that the dismissal (missa) of the catechumens originally preceded it.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (R. C. Ch.) The service or sacrifice of the Mass.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun music a
mass, in the sense of a composition setting several sung parts of the liturgic service (most often chosen from the ordinary parts Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Agnus Deiand/or Sanctus) to music, notably when the text in Latinis used (as long universally prescribed by Rome)
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"dismisses" the people at the end of the mass, by saying: "Ite, missa est," that is, the victim has been sent (_missa est_) to God through the angel, so that it may be accepted by God.
In the case of the word missa we can trace the development of its meaning step by step.
Etymologically, the word missa is neither (as Baronius states) from a Hebrew word, nor from the Greek mysis, but is simply derived from missio, just as oblata is derived from oblatio, collecta from collectio, and ulta from ultio.
The two parts are then called by these two names; as the discipline of the catechumenate is gradually forgotten, and there remains only one connected service, it is called by the long familiar name missa, without further qualification.
It was called mized and in Latin missa, meaning “to be released”, and in later ecclesiastical Latin, “Mass”.
No translator, so far as our knowledge extends, has ventured to render "missa" or "messe," by Lord's Supper or eucharist; but by the appropriate term "_mass; _" because they all felt that the context and scope of the Article demanded it.
This word 'missa' was gradually corrupted into _mass_.
Guru Sarnavaresh Giri, fala logo depois de um tipo de "missa" da hora que eles fazem todos os dias. mande uma pergunta que eu faço para um Baba (homem santo) no Kumbha Mel - o maior festival religioso do planeta - e posto a resposta.www. mtv.com.br/babaresponde ou Twitter @babaresponde.
Guru Sarnavaresh Giri, fala logo depois de um tipo de "missa" da hora que eles fazem todos os dias. mande uma pergunta que eu faço para um Baba
É só verem a historia das trocas de telefonemas para apanharem e trazerem a luz esses marmanchos que vão bater o peito na missa todos os domingos e comungam e ca fora no dia a dia abusam das menores.