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I. Historical Development – II. The Roman Mass – III. The Mass and Protestant Worship – IV. Music

I. Historical Development

The roots of the mass go back to Jewish communal meals and New Testament accounts of Jesus' table fellowship (Eucharist/Communion) with his followers from different backgrounds, including sinners and outsiders. Finally his instruction to “do this in remembrance of me” points to future consummation beyond…

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Hofhansl, Ernst W., Meßner, Reinhard, Schattauer, Thomas H. and Praßl, Franz Karl, “Mass”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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