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Definition: Mass bell
, n. [L. sanctus, p. p. of sancire.]
1. (Eccl.) A part of the Mass, or, in Protestant churches, a
part of the communion service, of which the first words in
Latin are Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus [Holy, holy, holy]; --
called also Tersanctus
2. (Mus.) An anthem composed for these words.
, a small bell usually suspended in a bell cot
at the apex of the nave roof, over the chancel arch, in
medi[ae]val churches, but a hand bell is now often used;
-- so called because rung at the singing of the sanctus,
at the conclusion of the ordinary of the Mass, and again
at the elevation of the host. Called also Mass bell
, saints' bell
, sancte bell
(m[.a]s), n. [OE. masse, messe, AS. m[ae]sse. LL.
missa, from L. mittere, missum, to send, dismiss: cf. F.
messe. In the ancient churches, the public services at which
the catechumens were permitted to be present were called
missa catechumenorum, ending with the reading of the Gospel.
Then they were dismissed with these words : “Ite, missa
[sc. ecclesia], the congregation is dismissed. After
that the sacrifice proper began. At its close the same words
were said to those who remained. So the word gave the name of
Mass to the sacrifice in the Catholic Church. See Missile
and cf. Christmas
a dish, Missal
1. (R. C. Ch.) The sacrifice in the sacrament of the
Eucharist, or the consecration and oblation of the host.
2. (Mus.) The portions of the Mass usually set to music,
considered as a musical composition; -- namely, the Kyrie,
the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus, and the Agnus Dei,
besides sometimes an Offertory and the Benedictus.
Canon of the Mass
. See Canon
, Mass with incense, music, the assistance of a
deacon, subdeacon, etc.
, Mass which is said by the priest throughout,
, the sanctus bell. See Sanctus
, the missal or Roman Catholic service book.