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Role of the Church

Role of the Church Vocabulary

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Cathedral The principal church of a diocese, with which the bishop is officially associated.
Clergy The body of all people ordained for religious duties, especially in the Christian Church.
Excommunicate Officially exclude (someone) from participation in the sacraments and services of the Christian Church.
Monasticism Monasticism or monkhood is a religious way of life in which one renounces worldly pursuits to devote oneself fully to spiritual work. Monastic life plays an important role in many Christian churches, especially in the Catholic and Orthodox traditions.
Monk Monks and nuns inhabit the lowest rung of the hierarchy in the Catholic Church. Religious brothers and sisters aren't members of the clergy, but they aren't members of the lay faithful, either. They're called consecrated religious, which means that they'v
Nun Monks and nuns inhabit the lowest rung of the hierarchy in the Catholic Church. Religious brothers and sisters aren't members of the clergy, but they aren't members of the lay faithful, either. They're called consecrated religious, which means that they'v
Persecute Subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs.
Pilgrimage A pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance. Typically, it is a journey to a shrine or other location of importance to a person's beliefs and faith, although sometimes it can be a metaphorical journey into someone's own beliefs.
Monastery A building or buildings occupied by a community of monks living under religious vows.
Rhetoric The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques
Sacrament A religious ceremony or act of the Christian Church that is regarded as an outward and visible sign of inward and spiritual divine grace, in particular.
University An educational institution designed for instruction, examination, or both, of students in many branches of advanced learning, conferring degrees in various faculties, and often embodying colleges and similar institutions.
Theology The study of the nature of God and religious belief.
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