Pontifical Mass

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Pontifical Mass

n. Ecclesiastical
A celebration of the Eucharist performed by a bishop in all Roman Catholic churches, many Anglican churches, and some Lutheran churches.

Pontifical Mass

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) RC Church Church of England a solemn celebration of Mass by a bishop
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Pontifical Mass

nPontifikalamt nt
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uk Bangor''s new bishop, the Rt Rev Cledan Mears, pictured in January 1983 knocking the Cathedral door to seek admission, as part of the bishop''s enthronement ceremony The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cardiff (the Most Rev Joseph McGrath) speaks at the Pontifical High Mass held in the ruins of Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen Author Geoffrey Gerard pictured in December 1989, had just had the fourth edition of his good retreats guide Away From It All published St Cybi''s Parish Church choir, Holyhead in 1982, with their choirmaster Stephen Jandrell, sent in by K Griffiths of Holyhead Above: Llanfihangel-y-Pennant church pictured in December 1975.
At the 90 minute ceremony of sparkling colour and splendour attended by four other Bishops and a pontifical High Mass celebrated by 12 diocesan priests took place.
Later, the same trip finds her "tipping the wink" to a young German during pontifical High Mass in the Vatican.