Glossary for the Mass


 Alleluia = Hebrew for “Praise (all of you) Yahweh!”

Begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father” (Nicene Creed)

 Beget = To procreate or generate offspring, typically said of a male parent.

 Consubstantial = Of one and the same substance, essence, or nature.

“Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Hosts

 Host = An army, or a multitude or great number of persons or things.

Hosanna in the highest”

 Hosanna = Hebrew for “Please (God) Save!”

“Be pleased to look upon these offerings with a serene and kindly countenance…” (Eucharistic Prayer #1)

 Countenance = A person’s facial expression; or support or approval.

“Therefore, Lord, we pray: graciously accept this oblation of our service, that of your whole family…” (Eucharistic Prayer #1)

 Oblation = An act of making a religious offering, or the thing being offered.


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