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Abba
Father in Aramaic
Abraham
Father of God's Chosen people
Ark of the Covenant
The special box that contained the tablets with the Ten Commandments
Ascension
The feast that celebrates the time when Jesus was taken into heaven
Beatitudes
Eight ways God wants us to live our life, given to us by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount
Canon Law
the law of the Catholic Church
Canonization
the process by which a person is officially recognized as a saint by the Church
Capital Sins
The seven deadly or most feared sins-pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth
Cardinal Virtues
Spiritual habits that support us in our relationships with others-prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude
Catacombs
Underground sacred place of Christians
Catechumenate
Period of preparation for those desiring to receive the Sacrament of Baptism
Catholic
A baptized follower of Jesus who belongs to the Catholic Church
Central Christian Mystery
refer to "trinity"
Chosen People
God's special people, descendants of the ancient Hebrews
Christ
Name derived from a Greek word meaning "anointed one"
Christian Scriptures/New Testament
The second part of the Bible that focuses on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus
Communion of Saints
The union of believers, living and dead, who form one body of Christ
Conclave
The closed room or hall specially set aside and prepared for the cardinals when electing a pope; also the assembly of the cardinals for the canonical execution of this purpose.
Concordat
An agreement between the Church and a government allowing the Church to exist in a country.
Confirmation
The sacrament in which we receive the gift of grace and guidance of the Holy Spirit in a special way. It is one of the three sacraments that welcome us into the Catholic Church.
Conscience
The ability to choose between right and wrong.
Corporal Works of Mercy
Seven way identified by Jesus to care for physical needs: 1) feed the hungry 2) give drink to the thirsty 3) shelter the homeless;4) clothe the naked; 5) visit the sick; 6)visit the imprisoned; 7)bury the dead
Covenant
The promise of God made with Moses and His People in the Old Testament
Crusade
The attempts to free Palestine from the Muslims by force
Doctrine
An official statement of belief by the Church.
Ecumenical Coucnils
Legally convened assemblies of church dignitaries and theological experts to discuss and regulate church doctrine and discipline
Ecumenism
The movement toward unity among all Christians
Epistles
Letters written to communities in the early church explaining Christian beliefs
Evangelists
The writers of the Gospels:Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
Evangelize
To preach the good news of Jesus
Exodus
The Hebrews escape from slavery in Egypt which is recorded in the Old Testament, in the book of Exodus
Genesis
The first book of the Bible which contains an account of creation
Gentile
A non-Jewish person
Grace
Sharing in the Divine life
Hebrew
Ancient people who were selected by God to be the "chosen people"
Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament
The first part of the Bible that tells about God's relationship with the Hebrews.
Heresy
A denial or contradiction of a truth of the Catholic Church
Incarnation
The miracle of God becoming human in Jesus
Inspiration
The guidance of the Holy Spirit that the writers of scripture received
Israelites
The name given to the Hebrew people descended from Jacob
Jew
Descendant of hte ancient Hebrews
Laity
All baptized Catholics other than those who have been ordained
Last Supper
Jesus' last meal before He died. At the Last Supper, Jesus gave us His Body and Blood for the first time
Life Everlasting
Life without end
Magisterium
The official teaching office of the Church
Marks of the Church
The four identifying characteristics of the Church-one, holy, Cahollic, and apostolic
Martyr
A person who dies for his/her faith
Meditation
Prayerful Reflection
Messiah
Anointed by God, Jesus was the Messiah promised in the Old Testament
Ministry
A way to serve others
Miracle
Something that seems to defy the laws of natureand suggests divine intervention
Morality
The rightness or wrongness of an action
Mystical Body
An image to describe all those who are part of Christ's Church
Myth
A story used to explain some mystery or custom
Occassion of Sin
Any person, place, or thing that could lead you to sin
Parable
A story used to teach a spiritual lesson
Paschal Mystery
Jesus' suffering, death, resurrection, and ascension
Passover
A special Jewish feast that marks God's deliverance of hte Jewish people from Egypt
Pentateuch
The first five books of the Bible
Pentecost
The birthday of the Church, the day on which we celebrate the Holy Spirit coming to the disciples
Prayer
Communication with God
Prophet
Someone called by God to speak in His name
Psalms
Collection of songs/prayers found in the Old Testament, Cook of Psalms
Resurrection
Jesus rising from death to new life
Revelation
God making himself known to man
Ritual
A formal religious ceremony
Sacrament
Supernatural sign of God's grace and love for us
Sacramentals
Objects, actions, and blessings that help us grow in holiness
Sacraments of Initiation
Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist, the three sacraments which fully welcome us into the Church
Schism
A split or seperation in the Church coming from a refusal to bey lawful authority
Scripture
The word of God
Seder Meal
The meal celebrating the Passover
Sin
Choosing to turn from God and do what we know is wrong; words, utterances, actions, kor desires contrary to God's law
Spiritual Works of Mercy
1) Help the sinner; 2) Teach the ignorant; 3) Counsel the doubtful; 4) Comfort the sorrowful; 5) Bear wrongs patiently; 6) forgice injuries; 7) Pray for the living and the dead
Spirituality
Growing, loving relationship with God
Stewardship
Show a deeper respect for our environment as stewards of the earth
Temptation
Feeling or desire to do something we know is wrong
Theological Virtues
The three virtues that will strengthen our relationship with God-faith, hope, and charity
Theology
The study of God
Thomas Aquinas
Saint in the 1200s whose scholastic work, Summa Theologie, organized and clarified thinking on many religion topics
Tradition
Beliefs and practices in the Church that are passed down from one generation to the next under the guidance of the Holy Spirit
Transfiguration
The occasion when Jesus took Peter, James, and john to the mountain and they experienced a miraculous change in His appearance
Transubstantiation
The mystery of the changing of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ
Trinity
The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as three persons in one God; central mystery of Christian life
Virtue
Habit of doing good
Way of the Cross
Traditional Christian practice of reflecting on the sufferin and death of Jesus
Worship
Adoration of God expressed publlicly in word, action, and sign
Yahweh
"I am who am", the name of God from the Old Testament