One who performs a public religious rite; -- applied particularly to an officiating priest in the Roman Catholic Church, as distinguished from his assistants.
The principal officiant at the Eucharist and other Sacraments. The bishop is the normal celebrant, or, if the bishop is not present, a priest. The priest who performs the consecration of the bread and wine; the celebrant may be assisted by other priests, deacons, chalice bearers, acolytes, etc.
an officiating priest celebrating the Eucharist
The priest (bishop or deacon) who celebrates the Holy Communion. In the case of the deacon the pre-consecrated sacraments are used.
The Celebrant is the Priest or Bishop who leads the celebration of, or presides at, the Holy Eucharist.
The main priest in a eucharist, mass, or communion; the priest who performs the consecration of the bread and wine; the celebrant may be assisted by other priests, deacons, chalice bearers, acolytes, etc.
The bishop or priest who officiates at the altar during the celebration of the Eucharist.
The priest or bishop leading the service of Holy Communion. When there is more than one celebrant (concelebrants), there is always one chief celebrant, who prays all the words of the Eucharistic Prayer.
The main priest in a Eucharist, Mass or communion; the priest who performs the consecration of the bread and wine, the body and blood of Christ.
The bishop or priest who presides at the eucharist and at baptism, and at other sacramental and liturgical occasions.
The one who presides at the celebration of the Eucharist.
The bishop or presbyter (priest) who presides at the Eucharist.
The one who presides over the assembly and consecrates the Eucharistic Sacrament.