solemn mass
noun Date: 15th century a mass marked by the use of incense and by the presence of a deacon and a subdeacon in attendance on the celebrant

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  • Solemn Mass — ( la. missa solemnis) or Solemn High Mass or simply High Mass is when these terms are used in a technical sense, not merely as a description the full ceremonial form of the Tridentine Mass, celebrated by a priest with a deacon and a subdeacon,… …   Wikipedia

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  • solemn mass — sol′emn mass′ n. rel (often caps.) high mass …   From formal English to slang

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  • Solemn Mass — noun another term for High Mass …   English new terms dictionary

  • solemn mass — noun Usage: often capitalized S&M : a mass celebrated with full ceremony including the use of incense and music by an officiating priest assisted by a deacon and subdeacon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Solemn Mass. — See High Mass …   Useful english dictionary

  • Solemn Mass —    See Missa Solemnis …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • Mass —     Pontifical Mass     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pontifical Mass     Pontifical Mass is the solemn Mass celebrated by a bishop with the ceremonies prescribed in the Cæremoniale Episcoporum , I and II. The full ceremonial is carried out when the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Solemn (High) Mass — or Solemn Mass n. former term for a highly ceremonial Mass with parts of the text sung by the celebrant, with a deacon and subdeacon assisting at the ceremonies, and with choir singing and organ music * * * …   Universalium

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