pax

(Latin: peace)

(1) In the salutation of Our Lord to His Apostles, Pax vobis (peace be to you); part of the salutation of the Apostles in the beginning of their letters to the faithful, signifying peace, peace from God.

(2) Salutation used by bishops to the congregation: Pax vobis (pease to you), instead of Dominus vobiscum.

(3) Name of the ceremony in the Mass, at which the celebrant gives the kiss of peace to the deacon.

(4) Name for the peace-plate.

(5) The motto of the Benedictines.

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