act

Derivation

  • Latin actio; was a technical term among the pagans, from agere=to sacrifice

Article

Is one of the two names anciently given to the Mass and more particularly to the great prayer of the Consecration. There remains a remembrance of this in the direction still kept today in the Missal: “infra actionem” .

MLA Citation

  • Cardinal Giacomo Lercaro. “act”. A Small Liturgical Dictionary, 1950. Saints.SQPN.com. 3 July 2012. Web. 1 August 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/act/>