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The passage of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt to freedom in the Promised Land
Exodus
The unbroken chain of authority that extends from the apostles to the bishops of today.
Apostolic Succession
The feast which recalls the visit of the Magi to the child Jesus
Epiphany
The mystery that states that God is one god, but is revealed to us as three persons
Holy Trinity
Efforts to bring people of different Christian communities or denominations together
Ecumenism
A sacred three day period from Holy Thursday to Easter
Triduum
The village where Jesus grew up
Nazareth
Jesus began his public ministry when he was about how old?
30
The mystery that states Jesus is both God and man, that the Son of God “took on flesh” and became a human being
Incarnation
The special cabinet where the Blessed Sacrament is kept in a Catholic church
Tabernacle
The first day of Lent
Ash Wednesday
The language Jesus spoke when he was on earth.
Aramaic
The time in the Mass when the bread and wine are changed into the Body and Blood of Christ
Consecration
A person receiving instruction in the fundamentals of Christianity in preparation for baptism
Catechumen
The language in which most of the New Testament was written.
Greek
A time in the history of the Jewish people when the leaders of the Jews were taken to another land for seventy years
The Babylonian Exile
The doctrine that the bread and wine are transformed into the body and blood of Christ
Transubstantiation
Mary’s song of praise to God that she sang when she went to visit Elizabeth
Magnificat
The language in which most of the Old Testament was written.
Hebrew
The name of the hill on which Jesus died
Calvary
A false teaching, denial of Church doctrine
Heresy
What are the names of the Gospels?
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John
The feast day that celebrates Mary’s being taken body and soul into heaven
Assumption
The season of the Church year leading up to Easter
Lent
The Hebrew name given to the first five books of the Old Testament
Torah
A name meaning “God is with us”
Emmanuel
The split in Christianity that began in the sixteenth century in Europe
The Protestant Reformation
The prayer of forgiveness spoken by the priest in the sacrament of reconciliation
Absolution
A choice we make that weakens our relationship with God or other people
Venial sin
The feast that celebrates Jesus going up to heaven body and soul
Ascension
The call each of us has in life to be the person God wants us to be; the way we each serve the Church and the Kingdom of God
Vocation
The Roman governor of Palestine at the time of the trial and death of Jesus
Pontius Pilate
The feast day that celebrates Mary’s acceptance of the angel’s request that she be the Mother of God
Annunciation
The place where Jesus performed his first miracle by changing water into wine
Cana
Three vows taken by members of religious orders
Poverty, chastity, obedience
A sacred and binding agreement between God and his people
Covenant
The garden where Jesus prayed the night before he died
Gethsemane
The first Pope
Peter
The spiritual father of the Jewish people
Abraham
The church season that prepares for the coming of Christ
Advent
The central feast that celebrates Jesus’ resurrection
Easter
The pointed hat worn by a bishop
Miter
A geographical region under the leadership of a bishop
Diocese
A detailed statement of faith that came from two ecumenical councils
The Nicene Creed
The first Christian martyr
Stephen
The weekly day of rest and worship
Sabbath
A Greek word meaning “letter”; for example, the letters of St. Paul in the New Testament
Epistle
The first American-born saint
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
What are the cardinal virtues?
Prudence, justice, fortitude, temperance
The Greek name given to the first five books of the Old Testament
Pentateuch
The main area in the church building where the altar is placed
Sanctuary
The cousin of Jesus and son of Elizabeth
John the Baptist
The set of statements from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount that begin with “Blessed are …”
The Beatitudes
The names of the first five books of the Old Testament
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
The town where Jesus was born
Bethlehem
The current pope, and his original name
Pope Benedict XVI, Josef Ratzinger
The word “messiah” is from what language and means what?
Hebrew, “anointed one”
A seven day Jewish festival that recalls the escape of the Hebrew people from Egypt
Passover
The name Jewish people use to refer to people who are not Jewish
Gentiles
The word “Christ” is from what langauge and means what?
Greek, “anointed one”
A summary of faith that comes from the early days of the church
The Apostles’ Creed
The sacrament of Jesus’ presence under the appearances of bread and wine. The word means “thanksgiving.”
Eucharist
The feast fifty days after Easter that celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit on the church
Pentecost
The official church of a diocese – a place where the bishop is based
Cathedral
A meeting of all the bishops from around the world, held in Rome from 1962 to 1965
Second Vatican Council
A special kind of teaching story used by Jesus
Parable
What are the theological virtues?
Faith, hope, charity (love)
A serious decision to turn away from God by doing something that we know is wrong; a very serious offense knowingly and freely chosen
Mortal sin
The doctrine that states that Mary was preserved from original sin
Immaculate Conception
What are the Corporal Works of Mercy?
To feed the hungry
To give drink to the thirsty
To clothe the naked
To shelter the homeless
To visit the sick and imprisoned
To ransom the captive
To bury the dead
What are the Spiritual Works of Mercy?
To instruct the ignorant
To counsel the doubtful
To admonish sinners
To bear wrongs patiently
To forgive offenses willingly
To comfort the afflicted
To pray for the living and the dead