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Medieval Times Ch 3

Vocabulary- the role of the Church

persecute to cause a person to suffer because of their beliefs
monastery a community of monks
monk a man who has taken a solemn vow to devote his life to prayer & service in a monastery
excommunicate to formally deprive a person of membership in a church
sacrament a solemn rite of christian churches
pilgrimage a journey to a holy site
relic a holy object touched by a saint or a holy person
convent a community of nuns...also called a nunnery
nun a woman who has taken a solemn vow to devote her life to prayer & service to church
rhetoric the study of persuasive writing & speaking
theology the study of God & religious truths
natural law the concept that there is a universal order built into nature that can guide moral thinking
monasticism a way of life in which men & women withdraw from the rest of the world to devote their life to their faith
religious order the brotherhood or sisterhood of monks, nuns or friars
friar a member of a certain religious order devoted to teaching and works of charity
clergy the body of people, such as priest,who perform the sacred functions of a church
Created by: Mrs. Stickel