Low Mass



a Mass that is said, and not sung, by the celebrant, who is assisted by one server, and which has less ceremonial form than a High Mass, using no music or choir.

Compare High Mass.

Origin of Low Mass

First recorded in 1560–70
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Contemporary Examples of low mass

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British Dictionary definitions for low mass

Low Mass


a Mass that has a simplified ceremonial form and is spoken rather than sungCompare High Mass
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