Share this entry

Share this page

concelebrate

Line breaks: con|cele¦brate
Pronunciation: /kɒnˈsɛlɪbreɪt
 
/

Definition of concelebrate in English:

verb

[with object] Christian Church
Officiate jointly at (a Mass): the pro-nuncio will concelebrate Mass with bishops from Wales
More example sentences
  • Friday evening last a thanksgiving and farewell mass was concelebrated in Our Lady of Mercy Church in honour of the Sisters of Mercy.
  • On April 2, Solemn Requiem Mass was concelebrated in the church, followed by burial in St. Attractas Cemetery, Rhue.
  • Archbishop Michael Neary and 16 local priests concelebrated mass in the Church which was built in 1841.

Origin

late 19th century: from Latin concelebrat- 'celebrated together', from the verb concelebrare, from con- 'together' + celebrare (see celebrate).

Derivatives

concelebrant

1
Pronunciation: /-br(ə)nt/
noun
Example sentences
  • Mass at 3.30p.m. saw a full Church and one of the concelebrants was our own Fr. Colm O'Siochru.
  • Noonan was chief concelebrant assisted by members of the Salesian clergy.
  • The chief concelebrant was Bishop James Moriarty.

concelebration

2
Pronunciation: /-ˈbreɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • Fr. Stephen celebrated fifty years as a priest recently and the occasion was marked by the concelebration of Mass in St. Patricks Church, Clonbur on last Friday evening.
  • He was joined by four other priests for the concelebration.
  • Several other priests joined in the concelebration, including members of the Redmemptorist Order.

Definition of concelebrate in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day prepotent
Pronunciation: prɪˈpəʊt(ə)nt
adjective
greater than others in power or influence