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Vocabulary Creed...

Vocabulary for Creed, Incarnation, and Trinity

Abba A way of addressing God the Father used by Jesus to call attention to his—and our—intimate relationship with his Heavenly Father. Abba means "my Father" or "our Father" in Aramaic.
Advocate (in Greek paraclete) A person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy.
Amen Uttered at the end of a prayer or hymn, meaning 'so be it.'
beatitude The state of eternal happiness with god in heaven.
begotten Brought into existence by the act of reproduction
catholic Universal.
Christ Jesus of Nazareth, held by Christians to be the fulfillment of prophecies in the Old Testament regarding the eventual coming of a Messiah. Greek meaning is "anointed one"
Christology Literally the study of Christ; the systematic statement of Christian beliefs about Jesus Christ
Church Fathers Teachers and writers in the early Church, many of whom were bishops, whose teachings are a witness to the Apostolic Tradition.
Covenant (explain a bit more about ancient covenants) A personal solemn promise of faithful love that involves mutual commitments such as the sacred agreement between God and his people.
Creed (What are the 2 common Creeds) A system of Christian or other religious belief; a faith. A profession of faith.
Divine economy Also known as the economy of salvation, this refers to God's eternal plan and his actions for the salvation of humanity.
Doctrine (need more, what are the sources of Revelation?) An official, authoritative teaching of the Church based on the Revelation of God.
Ecumenical Council A worldwide gathering of Catholic bishops convened by the Pope to discuss and resolve issues and problems the Church is facing.
Encyclical A papal letter sent to all bishops of the Roman Catholic Church.
Eternity Infinite or unending time.
Filial Having to do with the relationship of a child to his or her parents.
Incarnate Having become flesh; specifically, God the Son assuming human nature. The Incarnation means that Jesus, the Son of God and Second Person of the Trinity, is both fully God and fully human.
Last Judgment The judgment of the human race by Jesus Christ at his second coming, as noted in the Nicene Creed. It is also called the Final Judgement
Messiah Hebrew word for "anointed one" . The equivalent Greek term is christos. Jesus is the Christ and the Messiah because he is the anionted one.
Monotheism The belief in and worship of only one God.
Nicene Creed The formal statement or profession of faith commonly recited during the Eucharist
Pentecost (What is Jewish celebration?) In Sacred Scripture, the event in which the early followers of Jesus received the Holy spirit. Today this event on Pentecost Sunday, which occurs seven weeks after Easter Sunday.
Salvation history The pattern of specific events in human history in which God clearly reveals his presence and saving actions.
Sanctify (check capitalization) Make holy; sanctification is the process of becoming closer to god and growing holiness.
Solemnities Important holy days in the catholic liturgical calendar as Christmas, Easter, and all saints day.
Trinity The truth that God, although one, is three Divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Unbegotten Not brought into existence by the process of reproduction
Sanctifying grace A supernatural gift of god given by which our sins are forgiven, we are made holy and our friendship with God is restored.
Parables Stories rooted in daily life that use symbolism or allegory as a teaching tool and that usually have a surprise ending
Kingdom of God (Need more) All faithful gathered together in unity with one another and with God in Heaven
Purgatory: A state of final purification or clensing which one may need to enter the following death before entering heaven
Hypostatic union (Capitalization) The union of jesus christs divine and human natures in the divine person
Pharisees (add more from our discussion) A Jewish sect at the time of Jesus known for its strict adherence to the Law
Sadducees A Jewish sect at the time of Jesus known for its strong commitment to the Temple in Jerusalem
Scribes: Jewish government officials and scholars of the Law
Heresies Beliefs or opinions contrary to orthodox religious (especially Christian) doctrine.
Beatific Vision Direct encounter and sight of God in the glory of Heaven
Sanctifies Makes holy; sanctification is the process of becoming closer to God and growing in holiness
Beatitudes The teachings of Jesus during the Sermon on the Mount in which he describes the actions and attitudes that should characterize Christians and by which one can discover genuine meaning and happiness.
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