Skip to comments.Catholic Word of the Day: RED MASS, 11-20-13
Posted on 11/20/2013 5:49:39 AM PST by Salvation
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Any Mass at which the celebrant wears red vestments. More properly, a votive Mass of the Holy Spirit offered on the occasion of a solemn opening of church councils, synods, schools, civil courts, or legislative assemblies.
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Here I always thought that the red vestments honored some martyr. How dumb am I? :o)
That too! You are correct. I think most of us connect red vestments with Good Friday, Pentecost and martyrs.
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