One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[with object]Christian Church
Officiate jointly at (a Mass)‘the pro-nuncio will concelebrate Mass with bishops from Wales’
conduct, perform, celebrate, solemnizeView synonyms
- ‘Requiem Mass was concelebrated in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary on Saturday morning which was attended by a large congregation from far and near.’
- ‘His funeral mass was concelebrated in the Church of the Sacred Heart and he is laid to rest in Court Abbey Cemetery.’
- ‘Archbishop Michael Neary and 16 local priests concelebrated mass in the Church which was built in 1841.’
- ‘The late Ita's funeral mass was concelebrated in Mullinabreena Church and funeral took place to Ballymote cemetery.’
- ‘The ceremony with Nuptial Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Michael Enright and Fr. Richard Geoghan.’
- ‘Midnight Mass was concelebrated by Fr Luke Roche and Fr Jim O'Connell.’
- ‘The Nuptial Mass was concelebrated by Canon Dempsey and Fr Rabbitt.’
- ‘Friday evening last a thanksgiving and farewell mass was concelebrated in Our Lady of Mercy Church in honour of the Sisters of Mercy.’
- ‘Bishop Patrick Walsh concelebrated Mass and performed the re-dedication ceremony on Sunday accompanied by the Diocesan Choir.’
- ‘On April 2, Solemn Requiem Mass was concelebrated in the church, followed by burial in St. Attractas Cemetery, Rhue.’
Late 19th century: from Latin concelebrat- ‘celebrated together’, from the verb concelebrare, from con- ‘together’ + celebrare (see celebrate).
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