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date: 14 October 2019

Ite, missa est. 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

The concluding formula of the Roman Mass. The word missa is the Low Latin form of missio, ‘dismissal’, and the meaning of the formula is ‘Go, you are dismissed’. During the Middle Ages it became customary to add a blessing and to restrict the use of the ... ...

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