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Pentecost-
the biblical event following the Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus at which Holy Spirit was poured out on his disciples; birth of church
Gifts of the Holy Spirit-
special graces given to us by the Holy Spirit to help us respond to God’s call to holiness:
Fruits of the Holy Spirit-
the characteristics and qualities of those who allow themselves to be guided by the Holy Spirit:
Magisterium-
the name given the official teaching authority of the Church, whose task is to interpret and preserve the truths of the Church revealed in both Scriptures and Tradition:
People of God-
the biblical image for the Church
Body of God-
a term which when capitalized designates Jesus’ body in the Eucharist, or the entire Church:
Charism-
a special gift or grace of the Holy Spirit given to an individual Christian or a community, commonly for the benefit and building up of the entire Church:
Marks of the Church-
the 4 characteristics of the true Church of Jesus Christ; one, holy, catholic (universal) and apostolic.
Canonization-
the official proclamation by the Pope that a deceased member of the Church is to be recognized as a saint and may serve as a model of the Christian ideal for all believers:
Apostolic succession-
the uninterrupted passing on of authority from the apostles to the bishops
Judaism-
religious practices and beliefs, perspectives, and philosophies of the Jewish people
Encyclicals-
a letter written by the Pope and sent to the whole Church; focused on teachings regarding an important matter
Infallible-
the gift of the Spirit to the whole Church by which the leaders of the Church
Doctrine-
an official teaching of the Church based on the Revelation of God by and through Christ
Dogmas-
teachings that are recognized as central to Church teaching, defined by the Magisterium, and accorded the fullest weight and authority
Islam-
founded by prophet Muhammad
Hierarchy-
line of authority in the Church
Pope-
successor of Saint Peter and Bishop of Rome
Bishops-
one who has received the fullness of sacrament of Holy Orders
deacon-
the 3rd degree or level of sacrament of Holy orders
Ecumenism-
movement to restore unity among the Christian Churches and, ultimately, of all humans throughout the whole world
Laity-
all members of the Church with the exception of those who are ordained
Consecrated life-
a state of life recognized by the official Church in which a person publicly professes vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
Diocesan priests-
a man ordained by the bishop for service to the local Church in parish ministry or another diocesan apostolate:
Religious Priests-
priests who are ordained within religious community for service to the community and ministries
Brothers-
congregation order
Religious life-
a permanent state of life
Religious vows-
promises made by a person who becomes a full member of a religious community
Sisters-
congregation order
College of bishops-
the assembly of bishops headed by the Pope holds teaching authority and respnsibility in the Church
Martyrs-
a person who voluntarily suffers because of her or his beliefs
Final Judgment-
judgment of the human race by Jesus Christ at his 2nd coming
Parousia-
2nd coming of Christ, when his kingdom will be fully established
heaven
traditionally the dwelling place of God and the saints, meaning all who are saved
Hell:
state of permanent separation from God reserved for those who freely and consciously choose reject God to the very end of their life
Purgatory-
a state of final purification or cleansing which one may need to enter following death and before entry into heaven
Communion of Saints-
spiritual union of all those who believe in Christ and have been redeemed
Apostolic Fathers-
group of Greek Christians authors in the late 1st and early 2nd centuries