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Catholic Vocab #2

Catholic Vocabulary Words and Terms #2

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Absolution Part of the sacrament of penance. It is the formal declaration by the priest that a penitent's sins are forgiven.
All Saints Day The day on which Catholics remember all the saints of the Church, whether officially canonized or not. It is celebrated on November 1st.
Apostle Refers to the followers of Jesus who spread his message. More precisely, it applies to the original twelve men chosen by Jesus to be his immediate aides.
Canon of Scripture The Church's complete list of sacred books of the Bible.
Canonization Solemn declaration by the Pope that a deceased member of the faithful may be proposed as a model and to the Christian faithful and venerated as a Saint on the basis of the fact that the person lived a life of heroic virtue or remained faithful to God.
Cathedral The official Church of the bishop of a diocese. The Greek word means chair or throne; the bishop's "Chair" symbolizes his teaching and governing authority,
Disciple One who is learning or has learned. In the New Testament the word describes any follower of Jesus' teaching
Easter Tridium A three day festival of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil.
Epiphany The feast which celebrates the manifestation to the world of the newborn Christ as Messiah, Son of God, and Savior of the world. The feast celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men, magi, from the East.
Genuflection A reverence made by bending the knee, especially to express adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Infallibility The gift of the Holy Spirit to the Church whereby the pastors of the Church, the pope and bishops in union with him, can definitively proclaim a doctrine of faith or morals for the belief of the faithful.
Liturgy In its original meaning, a "public work" or service done in the name of or on behalf of the people. Through the liturgy Christ our High Priest continues the work of our redemption through the Church's celebration of the Paschal Mystery
Magisterium The living, teaching office of the Church, whose task it is to give as authentic interpretation of the word of God, whether in its written form (Sacred Scripture), or in the form of Tradition.
Prayer The elevation of the mind and heart to God in praise of his glory; a petition made to God for some desired good, or in thanksgiving for a good received, or in intercession for others before God.
Rosary A prayer in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which repeats the Marian prayer Hail Mary, in "decades" of ten prayers, each preceded by the "Our Father" and concluded by the "Glory Be", accompanied by meditation on the mysteries of Christ's life.
Mass The principal sacramental celebration of the Church, established by Jesus at the Last Supper, in which the mystery of our salvation through participation in the sacrificial death and glorious resurrection of Christ is renewed and accomplished.
Paschal Mystery The work of salvation accomplished by Jesus Christ mainly through his life, Passion, death, Resurrection, and Ascension.
Incarnation The fact that the Son of God assumed human nature and became man in order to accomplish our salvation in that same human nature.
Annunciation The visit of the angel Gabriel to the virgin Mary to inform her that she was to be the mother of the Savior.
Immaculate Conception The dogma proclaimed that recognises Mary's conception without original oin
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