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A 15th-century Mass
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Mass is one of the names by which the sacrament of the Eucharist is commonly called in the Catholic Church,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Western Rite Orthodox churches and many Old Catholic, Anglican,<ref></ref> and Lutheran churches.<ref name=Lutheran>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Apart from "Eucharist" others are the "Lord's Supper", the "Breaking of Bread", the "Eucharistic assembly (synaxis)", the "memorial of the Lord's Passion and Resurrection", the "Holy Sacrifice", the "Holy and Divine Liturgy" and "Holy Communion". In these denominations, the term Mass often refers to the entire church service in general.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Some Protestants employ terms such as Divine Service or service of worship, rather than the word Mass, although other Protestants, such as Anglicans and Lutherans, use the word.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> For the celebration of the Eucharist in Eastern churches, including those in full communion with the Holy See, other terms such as the Divine Liturgy, the Qurbono Qadisho or Holy Qurbana and the Badarak are normal.

The term "Mass" is derived from the Late Latin word missa (dismissal), a word used in the concluding formula of Mass in Latin: "Ite, missa est" ("Go; it is the dismissal").<ref>Missa here is a Late Latin substantive corresponding to the word missio in classical Latin.</ref><ref></ref> "In antiquity, missa simply meant 'dismissal'. In Christian usage, however, it gradually took on a deeper meaning. The word 'dismissal' has come to imply a 'mission'. These few words succinctly express the missionary nature of the Church".<ref>(Pope Benedict XVI, Sacramentum caritatis, 51)</ref>


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A 15th-century Mass
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Mass is one of the names by which the sacrament of the Eucharist is commonly called in the Catholic Church,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Western Rite Orthodox churches and many Old Catholic, Anglican,<ref></ref> and Lutheran churches.<ref name=Lutheran>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Apart from "Eucharist" others are the "Lord's Supper", the "Breaking of Bread", the "Eucharistic assembly (synaxis)", the "memorial of the Lord's Passion and Resurrection", the "Holy Sacrifice", the "Holy and Divine Liturgy" and "Holy Communion". In these denominations, the term Mass often refers to the entire church service in general.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Some Protestants employ terms such as Divine Service or service of worship, rather than the word Mass, although other Protestants, such as Anglicans and Lutherans, use the word.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> For the celebration of the Eucharist in Eastern churches, including those in full communion with the Holy See, other terms such as the Divine Liturgy, the Qurbono Qadisho or Holy Qurbana and the Badarak are normal.

The term "Mass" is derived from the Late Latin word missa (dismissal), a word used in the concluding formula of Mass in Latin: "Ite, missa est" ("Go; it is the dismissal").<ref>Missa here is a Late Latin substantive corresponding to the word missio in classical Latin.</ref><ref></ref> "In antiquity, missa simply meant 'dismissal'. In Christian usage, however, it gradually took on a deeper meaning. The word 'dismissal' has come to imply a 'mission'. These few words succinctly express the missionary nature of the Church".<ref>(Pope Benedict XVI, Sacramentum caritatis, 51)</ref>


Mass (liturgy) sections
Intro  Mass in the Catholic Church  Mass in Anglicanism  Mass in Lutheranism  See also  References  Bibliography  Further reading  External links  

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