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High Mass

Translation of High Mass in Spanish:

noun

countable or uncountable
  • Example sentences
    • The Kyrie-Christe eleison, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei are repeated three times in the course of a Low Mass and in addition, in the course of a High Mass, the censer is swung three times to waft incense over altar, servers and people.
    • I am almost certain that it is Anglican, but I was somewhat confused by the noticeboard outside advertising High Mass and Low Mass, and, inside the smell of incense.
    • Over the past seven days, more than 600 people came to hear Pope John Paul sing a High Mass.

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