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30 Cards in this Set

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what is handed on or passed down from one generation to the next.
the passing on of beliefs and customs from generation to generation, the living transmission of the gospel message in the church.
a formal act of religious worship, a religious ceremony, or ritual, a church service, the Church’s celebration of the Pascal mystery.
broadly any sign or symbol of a sacred reality, a Christian ritual that celebrates or signifies a sacred mystery.
something that is real but hidden from a view; a spiritual or intangible reality known through experience but only partly understood.
A Catholic Church whose liturgical traditions are very ancient and different from the Roman or Latin Rite and whose origins are in Eastern Europe or the Middle East.
Eastern Rite
A Church whose liturgical traditions are very ancient, but which is not in full unity with the Catholic Church.
Orthodox Church
the Church’s code of laws.
Canon Law
book containing the ritual of the Mass.
a book of rules and prayers for the proper performance of Church rituals.
something visible or tangible that reminds us of and is able to put us in touch with a reality that is invisible and intangible but still real, something that communicates effective emotional or spiritual meaning.
An action that says more than words can express, that communicates what is in the heart and want someone to know.
Symbolic Action
as defined by the Catechism: an efficacious sign of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which we receive the life of God through work of the Holy Spirit.
a sacred sign that is similar to the sacraments in some ways by which spiritual meanings and realities are signifies or by which spiritual blessings are able to be obtained by Gods grace through the prayers of the Church.
anything that is revealed or disclosed, also the act of revealing or disclosing; for Christmas, God’s self-communication, realized by words and actions over time, and feeling in Jesus.
above and beyond what is natural, usual, or ordinary.
Hebrew term for the anointed one; Christ is the Greek term for messiah.
literally, enfleshment; used to describe how the son of God, the second person of the Blessed Trinity, became human in order to bring about the salvation of the people.
the community of the people of God that draws its life from Christ.
the good news of God’s mercy and forgiveness revealed by Jesus in his life, death, and resurrection, and proclaimed by the Church to the whole world.
the sacrament of Thanksgiving that celebrates that Pascal mystery – Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection; also the name given to the consecrated Bread and Wine, the Body and Blood of Christ.
the Greek word meaning love that is used in the New Testament, sometimes called self-giving love or unconditional love; an action word that can be also translated as care or caring.
someone who is willing to learn from a specific teacher; more generally, a follower; derived from a Latin word that refers to a student. For Christians, a disciple is one who accepts Jesus’ message, follows him, and lives according to his teachings.
from the Greek word emersion, the name of the first of the three Sacraments of Initiation; the sacrament of new life in God and of incorporation into the church.
the process of becoming a member of a group; the process by which a person not baptized prepares for entrance into the Christian community and membership in the Church.
the Sacrament of Initiation that completes Baptism and celebrates the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
the process of gradual initiation into the Christian community and the rites that celebrate the various stages that process, culminating in the Sacraments of Initiation.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist; the sacraments that are at the foundation of the Christian life.
Sacraments of Initiation
the first formal stage of formation and education and education in the rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
an unbaptized person who has celebrated the rite of entrance into the catechumate and who is