Master of Ceremonies
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
The person in charge of the direction of a liturgical function. The responsibility of the master of ceremonies is to instruct the ministers before liturgical functions and direct them during the functions. The origins of this role can be traced to the deacons whom early documents portray as quasi–masters of ceremonies. Though ceremonial directives had already become very explicit in the 7th-century Ordo Romanus Primus, the first mention of the title of master of ceremonies appears in the 17th–century ceremonial of bishops.
[j. w. kavanagh/eds.]
"Master of Ceremonies." New Catholic Encyclopedia. . Encyclopedia.com. (January 16, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/master-ceremonies
"Master of Ceremonies." New Catholic Encyclopedia. . Retrieved January 16, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/master-ceremonies