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


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. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 July 2012. Web. 6 October 2015. <>