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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

... The mass ended, the celebrant disappeared, and, as at the moment when the corpse entered, the clergy, preceded by the Suisses, advanced towards the body, and in the blazing circle of the tapers, a priest, in his cope, said the mighty prayers ...
— En Route • J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans

... doctrine is not divorced from religious worship and ritual. But in Christianity we have not specialised so far. A Christian clergyman, as we know, holds both offices; he is both the religious teacher and the celebrant at sacraments, etc. In Hinduism, with these two sets of priests entirely separate, it is evident that a change may take place in the creed without the due performance of the Hindu ritual being affected. A striking instance ...
— New Ideas in India During the Nineteenth Century - A Study of Social, Political, and Religious Developments • John Morrison

... lie. Is it possible that all this praying is futilized and invalidated by the lack of faith?—that the "asking" is not credentialed by the "believing?" When the anointed minister of Heaven spreads his palms and uprolls his eyes to beseech a general blessing or some special advantage is he the celebrant of a hollow, meaningless rite, or the dupe of a false promise? One does not know, but if one is not a fool one does know that his every resultless petition proves him by the inexorable laws of logic to be the ...
— The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays - 1909 • Ambrose Bierce

... in her time known how uninteresting and unwelcome is the celebrant of one's own misfortunes. Husbands and wives who tell of their bad luck are entertaining only so long as they are spicy and sportsmanlike. When they ask for a solution they are embarrassing, since advice is impossible for moral people. The truly good must advise him or her either to keep quiet ...
— We Can't Have Everything • Rupert Hughes

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

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