- Do you capitalized the word Mass when referring to the Eucharistic celebration of the Latin or Roman Catholic Rite? I was always taught that you did, the dictionary suggests this it ought to be capitalized as a proper noun, not to mention that it is the celebration that when in attendance, one is the closest to Heaven one could be here on Earth.
- Main Entry:
- Middle English, from Old English mæsse, modification of Vulgar Latin *messa, literally, dismissal at the end of a religious service, from Late Latin missa, from Latin, feminine of missus, past participle of mittere to send
- before 12th century
1capitalized : the liturgy of the Eucharist especially in accordance with the traditional Latin rite2often capitalized : a celebration of the Eucharist
masses held at three different hours>3: a musical setting for the ordinary of the Mass