The kiss of peace; also, the embrace in the sanctuary now substituted for it at High Mass in Roman Catholic churches.
A tablet or board, on which is a representation of Christ, of the Virgin Mary, or of some saint and which, in the Mass, was kissed by the priest and then by the people, in mediæval times; an osculatory. It is still used in communities, confraternities, etc.
Goddess of peace. Her festivals are January 3 and 30 and July 4.
(pahx) Latin: peace
(Roman Catholic Church) a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist
the Latin word for 'peace'
In Roman mythology, Pax (Latin for peace) (she had the Greek equivalent Eá¼°ÏÎ®Î½Î·) was recognized as a goddess during the rule of Augustus. On the Campus Martius, she had a temple called the Ara Pacis, and another temple on the Forum Pacis. She was depicted in art with olive branches, a cornucopia and a scepter.