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Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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CELEBRATION

A religious ceremony. Since the Second Vatican Council the term has come to be applied especially to the Eucharist, as the Church's principal liturgical celebration, giving the highest honor and praise to God. (Etym. Latin celebrare, to frequent, fill, celebrate.)