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Celebrant   /sˈɛləbrənt/   Listen

A person who is celebrating.  Synonyms: celebrater, celebrator.
An officiating priest celebrating the Eucharist.

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"Celebrant" Quotes from Famous Books

... to stand, with fire and incense aureoled, The celebrant in cloth of gold with Spring and ...
— Poems • Alan Seeger

... swung open like that of such another as he turned to the altar again after having blessed the people. And above all it had pleased him to fill the second place in those dim scenes of his imagining. He shrank from the dignity of celebrant because it displeased him to imagine that all the vague pomp should end in his own person or that the ritual should assign to him so clear and final an office. He longed for the minor sacred offices, to be vested with the tunicle of subdeacon ...
— A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man • James Joyce

... truth of the statement. In the York Missal, published by the Surtees Society, there is a rubric directing the Boy-Bishop to occupy the episcopal throne during mass—a proof that he cannot have been the celebrant. But the Boy-Bishop, if he did not officiate at the altar, unquestionably preached the sermon. The statutes of Dean Colet for the government of his school enjoin that "all the children shall every Childermas Day come to Paule's Churche, and heare ...
— The Customs of Old England • F. J. Snell

... them, hospital-fashion, he looked beyond the whitewashed walls northwards, to grimy London. He dreamed, while the chart-nurse was still apologising about the forgotten breakfast, of the High Ritual in the sacred place, and the solemn joy of the vested celebrant of the Eucharistic Sacrifice. The incense rose in clouds to the gilded, diapered roof, the organ pealed ... then the ward seemed to fill with men in khaki Service dress, keen-eyed and tan-faced beings, of quiet movements and well-bred gestures, obviously stamped with the cachet ...
— The Dop Doctor • Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

Words linked to "Celebrant" :   celebrater, priest, mortal, someone, somebody, merrymaker, celebrate, soul, individual, reveller, reveler, person

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