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  Mass (liturgy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mass is the term used of the celebration of the Eucharist in the Latin rites of the Roman Catholic Church.
Catholics believe in transubstantiation, that is, that the offerings of wheaten bread and grape wine are truly substantially changed into the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ, retaining the accidents (i.e.
While Roman Catholics could previously fulfill their obligation to attend Sunday Mass only on the morning of Sunday itself, they may now do so on Saturday evening (generally taken to mean not before 4 p.m.) or at any time on Sunday.
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Catholics believe that consecration of the eucharistic elements of bread and wine transforms their substances into those of Jesus' body and blood; this doctrine is called transubstantiation.
In the Roman rite Mass was celebrated in Latin from an early period until the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, which allowed for the use of vernacular languages, and which emphasized congregational singing and permitted communion in the forms of both bread and wine (previously the congregation had received only the bread).
Mass is the ritual of chants, readings, prayers, and other ceremonies used in the celebration of the Eucharist in the Roman Catholic church.
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 AllRefer.com - Mass, in Christianity (Roman Catholic And Orthodox Churches: General Terms And Concepts) - Encyclopedia
Mass, in Christianity, Roman Catholic And Orthodox Churches: General Terms And Concepts
Mass, religious service of the Roman Catholic Church, which has as its central act the performance of the sacrament of the Eucharist.
It is based on the ancient Latin liturgy of the city of Rome, now used in most, but not all, Roman Catholic churches.
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 "Roman Catholicism: The Mass, No. 2
The first is the real presence -- that is the Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation, that at the consecration of the elements the bread and wine become really, physically the body and blood of Jesus -- and the second flows from that, that the Mass, or the Eucharist is actually a sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
One's standing either with or against the Roman church was, in many cases, defined by whether he joined in the rejection of these two doctrines of transubstantiation and the sacrifice of the mass.
This is the testimony of multitudes of Christians who were raised in the Roman Catholic church and left it when they found true faith in Christ who redeemed them from their sin and guilt by the sacrifice of himself on the cross once-for-all.
www.faithtacoma.org /sermons/Romancath/RC10.html   (2838 words)

The Roman Mass, even apart from the testimony of Justin Martyr, Clement, Hippolytus, Novatian, still bears evidence of its development from a type of liturgy of which that of the Apostolic Constitutions is the only perfect surviving specimen (see LITURGY).
His theory is that the Roman Mass, starting from the primitive vaguer rite (practically that of the Apostolic Constitutions), at first followed the development of Jerusalem-Antioch, and was for a time very similar to the Liturgy of St. James.
The celebrant of Mass must be in the state of grace, fasting from midnight, free of irregularity and censure, and must observe all the rubrics and laws concerning the matter (azyme bread and pure wine), vestments, vessels, and ceremony.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09790b.htm   (11703 words)

 Boston.com / News / Local / Mass. / Two more Roman Catholic church congregations plan sit-ins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Two more Roman Catholic church congregations said they plan to occupy their churches in an attempt to block their scheduled closing by the Archdiocese of Boston, which would bring to 10 the number of parishes where round-the-clock sit-ins are taking place.
BOSTON -- Two more Roman Catholic church congregations said they plan to occupy their churches in an attempt to block their scheduled closing by the Archdiocese of Boston, which would bring to 10 the number of parishes where round-the-clock sit-ins are taking place.
The closings follow the clergy sexual abuse crisis and an $85 million settlement the archdiocese paid to alleged victims who brought claims of abuse against priests, although church officials have said the parish closings were not prompted by the settlement.
www.boston.com /news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/11/05/two_more_roman_catholic_church_congregations_plan_sit_ins   (535 words)

 The Roman Catholic Mass Refuted - the Eucharist is Not Jesus!
Roman Catholic dogma states that the mass is necessary for salvation.
The Roman Catholics say redemption is not finished, it is not done, and that they must re-create and partake in the mass in order to apply the work of Christ's redemption.
He uses the Roman Catholic definition of sacrifice, which only the roman clergy understand, since it is unintelligible to the rational mind and varies upon the Roman Clergy’s whim.
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 AllRefer.com - Mass, in Christianity : Changes in the Mass (Roman Catholic And Orthodox Churches: General Terms And ...
The basic structure of the Mass is largely unchanged since the 6th cent.
As a result of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of the Second Vatican Council, the Roman Mass liturgy has undergone extensive reformation.
The revisions include the use of the vernacular languages in the place of Latin, an emphasis on congregational singing, latitude for modifications that may be introduced by local bishops, additional eucharistic prayers, and communion in both bread and wine.
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 The ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS and the BIBLE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
But that which this word "Mass" represents-in itself so meaningless -yet having an overshadowing significance in Romanism, a system to which it is distinctive and peculiar-goes far beyond any idea or conception that can be found in the New Testament.
Second: The second charge against the Mass is that it misrepresents the nature of the elements in the Lord's Supper.
The Mass practically says that the sacrifice of Christ is of no more value than the death of a goat under the old Dispensation.
www.fundamentalbiblechurch.org /Foundation/fbcmass.htm   (2056 words)

Under this heading will be considered exclusively the texts of the Mass (and not, therefore, the Asperges, Vidi aquam, Litanies, Prophecies, etc., which in the Roman Missal are found more or less closely associated with the Mass in certain seasons of the Church Year), which receive a musical treatment.
The respective responses (Deo Gratias and Laus tibi Christe) are merely to be said by the ministers of the Mass, and are not to be sung or recited by the choir.
To the deacon's chant of the Ite missa est (or Benedicamus Domino) the choir responds with Deo gratias.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10001a.htm   (3792 words)

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The Roman Catholic Church as shown in its new confession with the Evangelical Lutheran Church and as stated in the Baltimore Catechism, believes in justification by faith alone." First Detroit CRC noted a Joint Declaration on Justification made by North American Roman Catholics with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
While the Roman Catholic Church since the Second Vatican Council has endorsed masses in the language used by the people in the church, it has never revised Trent's doctrine that masses in Latin are proper and that use of the common language is not necessary.
Greenway acknowledged movement in Roman Catholic practice since the Council of Trent, but argued that changing Trent's condemnation of Protestant views would be necessary before Protestants should consider changing their responses to those condemnations.
www.iclnet.org /pub/resources/text/reformed/archive98/nr98-020.txt   (682 words)

 Roman Catholic Mass Celebrated at the Zocalo, in the Heart of Mexico
MEXICO CITY -- It is a sight not seen in perhaps 140 years: an open-air Mass by the Roman Catholic Church attended by tens of thousands at the Zocalo, a sprawling plaza in the heart of Mexico.
Saturday night's Mass was the highlight of the National Eucharistic Congress, gathering all the nation's bishops and a Vatican representative.
The event was deeply meaningful for Erasmo Chavez, a 70 year old church lay worker with an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe pinned to his sweater.
www.angelfire.com /journal/DayielsRealm/oajesumass.html   (414 words)

 The Roman Mass
For hundreds of years, Christians were persecuted by Roman authorities; however, during the fifth century, the once-underground Christian Church became not only tolerated—but formally established as the official church of Rome.
Who proceeds from the Father and the Son...Who together with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified...Who spoke through the prophets...I believe in one holy, catholic, and apostolic Church...I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins...I expect the resurrection of the dead...and a life in the world to come.
The Mass was not the only sacred service in the Roman liturgy: a series of eight shorter daily prayer services known as the Divine Office (or "The Canonical Hours") was also developed during the Middle Ages.
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 Roman Catholicism - Christian or Pagan?
The Catholic Church gives honor and adoration to Mary that the Scriptures do not; she is readily referred to as "holy," the "Mother of God," and has been dubbed the "Co-Redemptrix," thereby making her an object of idolatrous worship (e.g., the rosary has ten prayers to Mary for each two directed to God).
Catholics believe that a person enters into the spiritual life of the Church through baptism; i.e., baptismal regeneration -- that a person can be saved through baptism (actually, 'on the road to salvation,' because Catholics never know exactly when they are saved).
Though of pagan origin, the doctrine of purgatory was first conceptualized in the professing church in the second century; the Roman Church proclaimed it as an article of faith in 1439 at the Council of Florence, and it was confirmed by Trent in 1548.
www.rapidnet.com /~jbeard/bdm/Cults/Catholicism/catholic.htm   (1739 words)

 Tischreden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The mass concluded with the singing of the Regina caeli.
It was both a teaching document on eucharistic theology and a firm restatement of the discipline of the Roman Catholic Church with regard to eucharistic sharing, interpreted and applied to the ecumenical situation in these islands.
We confess "one holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church." We have a unity which is expressed in the Eucharist, and in the college of Bishops united with Peter.
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 Any way you cut it, the Billy Graham crusade just doesn't make sense -NRA
The Roman churches are going to take the list of converts they receive from the Graham crusade and, naturally, try to make good Roman Catholics out of them.
The Roman Catholics, that is, will be among those presenting the gospel to inquirers.
Of course, the Roman Church is less bellicose and authoritarian now-at least in the pluralistic United States.
www.natreformassn.org /clvBG.html   (1090 words)

 What the Holy Bible says about the Roman Catholic Mass and the Doctrine of Transubstantation by John Knox
Roman Catholics claim that the Church has power to set up, or invent new ways of honouring God as it sees fit, and God accepts them, but this is clearly not the truth.
What spirit tells us that the Mass is a sacrifice for the sins of the living and the dead, the Spirit of God or the spirit of man? The Catholics shamelessly claim Peter and John celebrated the first Mass, but they have not one shred of Scriptural proof.
In the Mass, the words of the Gospel are merely used as a cloak, a mask to hide the evil idolatry beneath.
www.born-again-christian.info /catholic.mass.htm   (2534 words)

 Article: Communion: Spiritual Fellowship with the Lord, And the Roman Catholic MASS
The sacrifice of Calvary, she alleges, is in her control since she declares her ritual, the Mass, to be one and the same sacrifice with that of the Lord Jesus Christ's.
Using as her center of worship the ritual of the Mass, which all the faithful on pain of mortal sin are required to attend, Rome teaches and dramatizes her false gospel by having her faithful offer themselves, together with the dying Christ, to Holy God of the Bible.
The Roman Church teaches her faithful that they are to offer themselves with “the sacred victim”, Jesus Christ, and to receive the same “sacred victim”.
www.bereanbeacon.org /articles/communion_spirit_fellowship.htm   (5744 words)

 Catholic Mass - DFC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Roman church thus teaches that Christ's sacrifice is renewed in the mass, and that each time the mass is said, this renewing of His sacrifice adds a bit of merit that can count toward one's salvation.
In practice, many people, probably the majority in most Roman Catholic countries, have been taught that after a death in the family, they must give more or less unending offerings to the priests for masses to shorten their loved one's time in
The Catholic interpretation is that the bread and wine which Jesus Christ held in His hands was by a miracle transformed into His body.
www.russpickett.com /apolog/mass.htm   (1301 words)

 A More In-Depth Guide to the Mass
This includes people that have attended Mass all of their lives, and those that are about to attend a Roman Catholic Mass for the first time.
The Roman Rite of the Catholic Church is the largest and the most common in the West (it is also called the Rite of the West), so this is most likely the Mass you will attend in the western world.
The idea of this article is to explain the Roman Mass in very simple terms, so the explanation will not give the compete history and theology of each ritual, but provide a starting point for understanding them.
grigaitis.net /articles/guide   (513 words)

 The Roman Catholic Mass
According to Catholic doctrine, the mass is a re-sacrifice of Christ in which the bread and wine actually become the body and blood of Christ when it is blessed by the Catholic priest.
That the Catholic Church considers Christ actually present in the mass is evidenced by the fact that it requires that the wafer be worshipped: "All the faithful ought to show to this most holy sacrament the worship which is due to the true God, as has always been the custom of the Catholic Church.
While certain forms of the Mass have changed since Vatican II (it can be said in the vernacular instead of Latin and many prayers are omitted), the dogma of the Mass being a re-sacrifice of Christ has not changed.
www.wayoflife.org /otimothy/tl040018.htm   (871 words)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church - The sacrament of the Eucharist
Catechism of the Catholic Church - The sacrament of the Eucharist
1332 Holy Mass (Missa), because the liturgy in which the mystery of salvation is accomplished concludes with the sending forth (missio) of the faithful, so that they may fulfill God's will in their daily lives.
1382 The Mass is at the same time, and inseparably, the sacrificial memorial in which the sacrifice of the cross is perpetuated and the sacred banquet of communion with the Lord's body and blood.
www.vatican.va /archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p2s2c1a3.htm   (7776 words)

Sometimes people realize that the first half of the Mass is essentially a service of the Word (Bible readings); all too often, however, even Catholics fail to comprehend that the whole Mass is permeated with a biblical theology, direct quotes from the Sacred Scriptures, and indirect or subtle allusions to biblical verses or themes.
Mass is made up of the Liturgy of the Word (Bible readings and Homily) and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
Since we in the Catholic tradition give high preference to the Liturgy of the Eucharist, the altar is central, not the pulpit.
www.catholicmatters.com /mass.htm   (3162 words)

 Roman Catholic Mass
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 Catholic Answers: Catholic Apologetics, Catholic Evangelization, Catholic Teachings, Catholic Radio, Catholic ...
Catholics and Protestants agree that to be saved, you have to be born again.
In the confusing moral climate in which we live, this program provides young men and women with guidance that is clear and unambiguous and a time-tested pathway to a fulfilling life and future.
Jimmy Akin, director of apologetics for Catholic Answers, has taken on the task of providing a concise, understandable booklet about annulments, written in question-and-answer format.
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 Catholic Counterpoint - Catholic Counterpoint - traditional Roman Catholic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Hutton Gibson - The Father of Mel Gibson - is a spokesman for the Latin Mass and the changes, that he believes has made the modern Papacy invalid.
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