Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Dictionary

A modern dictionary of Catholic terms, both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases.

Search:

Or browse the dictionary by selecting a letter!
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

MARONITE LITURGY

Romanized form of the liturgy of St. James, used by the Maronite Church. Similar in some respects to the Roman Rite in using a round Host of unleavened bread and in the priest's vestments at Mass. The Maronite liturgical language is Syriac for the Epistle, Gospel, Creed, and Pater Noster, and Aramaic for the rest of the Mass. Maronites use incense frequently during the liturgy and have a variety of canons for Mass according to different feasts. The words of Consecration are always intoned aloud.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Sons of Dominic Prepare for Family Synod 20 hours ago
Dominican theologians assess proposals for divorced and remarried 20 hours ago
The ‘Pope Francis effect’—changing the way the world sees the papacy 21 hours ago
Renewal with God Behind Us: Man Determines All July 28
Introducing the Church Fathers July 27

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21