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Apostle's Creed
A statement of Christian faith, a faithful summary of the faith of the Apostles
Apparition
An appearance to people on earth of a heavenly being, such as Christ, Mary, or a saint.
Ascension
The takin up of Jesus into Heaven 40 days after the resurrection and witnessed by the Apostles. Ascention Thursday is celebrated 40 days after Easter.
Ash Wednesday
The first day of Lent. By tradition, Catholics have ashes put in their forheads.
Assumption
The taking up of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, into Heaven, celebrated August 15th.
Atheism
The denial in theory and/or practice that God exists. Atheism is a sin against the virtue of religion required by the first commandment of the law.
Ave Maria
Latin words meaning Hail Mary. The first words of the most popular prayer to Mary.
Baptism
The first of the seven scaraments which gives access to the other sacraments. First and chief sacrament of forgiveness of sins because it unites us with Christ, who died for our sins.
Baptismal Font
A large container of water often made of marble and placed at the entrance of the church. At it, the priest pours the water that is used in the Baptism of the candidate entering the church.
Beatification
The first step in the process by which a dead person is officially declared to be a Saint.
Parallel


adjective
running alongside, similar, comparable
Horizontal


ajdective
parallel to level ground, at right angles to vertival
Conceal


verb
to keep from being seen, put out of sight, hidden
Vertical


adjective
straight up and down, a direction at right angles to the horizon
Drench


verb
to wet thoroughly, to soak
Shun


verb
to keep away from, to take pains to avoid
Resident


noun
one who lives in a place
Ruthless


adjective
having no compassion or pity, cruel, merciless
Obsolete


adjective
out of date, no longer in use or fashion
Magnate


noun
a rich, powerful, or successful business person