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Historically, however, there have been other explanations of the noun missa, i. The Hebrew derivation is learned speculation from 16th-century philology; The catholic church mass authorities did derive the noun missa from the verb mittere, but not in connection with the formula ite, missa est.
Eucharist in the Catholic Church The Catholic Church sees the Mass or Eucharist as "the source and summit of the Christian life", to which the other sacraments are oriented.
The ordered celebrant main priest or bishop is told to be in persona Christias he imitates the words and gestures of Jesus Christ at the Last Supper. By virtue of the mediation of the Holy Spiritwhich is said to be present in the apostolic church, and through the words proferred by the celebrant, which is similar to the Word of God the Sonthere takes place a transubstantiation of: Hence, Roman Catholic and Orthodox believe that the Holy Trinity One God is really in the host, celebrated during the Saint Mass and in the previous context of the Christian consecrations celebrant, altarobjects.
The Saint Mass renews, makes alive at any time the innocent sacrifice of Jesus Christ God, as He is "the Saint of God" and thus the unique door of salvation for the human sins. Although similar in outward appearance to the Anglican Mass or Lutheran Mass,   the Catholic Church distinguishes between its own Mass and theirs on the basis of what it views as the validity of the orders of their clergy, and as a result, does not ordinarily permit intercommunion between members of these Churches.
For more information regarding the structure and history of the approved Extraordinary Form of the Mass in the Roman Rite, see Mass in the Catholic Church. After making the sign of the cross and greeting the people liturgically, he begins the Act of Penitence.
Liturgy of the Word[ edit ] On Sundays and solemnities, three Scripture readings are given. On other days there are only two. If there are three readings, the first is from the Old Testament a term wider than " Hebrew Scriptures ", since it includes the Deuterocanonical Booksor the Acts of the Apostles during Eastertide.
The first reading is followed by a psalm, either sung responsorially or recited. The second reading is from the New Testamenttypically from one of the Pauline epistles.
A Gospel Acclamation is then sung as the Book of the Gospels is processed, sometimes with incense and candles, to the ambo. The final reading and high point of the Liturgy of the Word is the proclamation of the Gospel by the deacon or priest.
At least on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligationa homilya sermon that draws upon some aspect of the readings or the liturgy of the day, is then given.
This takes place immediately after the Consecration in both the Tridentine and the Ordinary-Form Mass. The Liturgy of the Eucharist begins with the preparation of the altar and gifts,  after which the congregation stands, as the priest gives the exhortation to pray, "Pray, brethren, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father.
The Anaphoraalso commonly called "the Eucharistic Prayer", "the centre and high point of the entire celebration",  then begins with a dialogue between priest and people.
The oldest of the anaphoras of the Roman Rite is called the Roman Canon. The priest continues with one of many Eucharistic Prayer thanksgiving prefaces, which lead to the reciting of the Sanctus acclamation.
The Eucharistic Prayer includes the epiclesisa prayer that the gifts offered may by the power of the Holy Spirit become the body and blood of Christ. The priest introduces it with a short phrase and follows it up with a prayer called the embolism and the people respond with the doxology.
The sign of peace is exchanged and then the " Lamb of God " "Agnus Dei" in Latin litany is sung or recited, while the priest breaks the host and places a piece in the main chalice; this is known as the rite of fraction and commingling. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb. A Prayer After Communion is then proclaimed by the priest while all stand.
Concluding rite[ edit ] The priest imparts a simple blessing or a solemn blessing to those present. The deacon or, in his absence, the priest himself then dismisses the people, choosing one of four formulas, of which the first is "Ite, missa est" in Latin or its equivalent in other languages.
Most parishes use the "Divine Liturgy of St. Gregory" which is derived from the Tridentine form of the Roman Catholic Mass. These rubrics have been revised to reflect the doctrine and dogmas of the Orthodox Church.
Therefore, the filioque clause has been removed, an epiclesis has been added, and use of leavened bread has been introduced. Gregory[ edit ] The Preparation for Mass.Find great deals on eBay for catholic mass church.>80% Items Are New · Make Money When You Sell · Fill Your Cart With Color · We Have EverythingCategories: Clothing, Shoes & Accessories, Wedding Veils and more.
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