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blasphemy

to falesly proclaim oneself as God, to falsely claim to have the attributes of God, or to insult God or his name

conversion experience

an experience that turns us toward God and away from sin and encourages us to search to understand and do what God desires of us

discipleship

a life rooted in Jesus, also a life rooted in the Church

Eucharist

the sacrament of Jesus' body and blood truly and really present under the appearances of the bread and wine

Paschal Mystery

Christ's work of redemption through his Passion, death, Ressurection, and Ascencion

threefold pattern

a writing technique, notably used by Mark, to emphasize particular subjects, such as the declarations of Jesus as the Son of God

Transfiguration

the culminating moment in the public life of Jesus. Jesus' appearance changed in the presence of his disciples, and Elijah and Moses appeared beside him to reveal him as the true Messiah. The event points toward the Ressurection of Jesus

treason

an attempt of desire to overthrow and replace the head of the government to which one owes allegiance

Herodians

political authorities; the supporters of King Herod and his position

John the Baptist

the messenger sent before Jesus to prepare the way; baptized Jesus and pointed to Jesus as the Messiah

apostolos

one who is sent

Messianic Secret

refers to the fact that as Jesus heals, preaches, and teaches, he instructs his followers not to tell others about his miraculous works, but then they go out and disregarding his instructions share what they have witnessed

faith

is believing in, trusting in, and surrendering to God, who is revealed in Jesus

Easter Triduum

most holy days of the Church

Pasch

the Passover event of the Exodus

Passion Sunday

formerly known as Palm Sunday; the Sunday before Easter Sunday

Palm Sunday

people receive blessed palm branches in Church

Holy Week

the holiest week of the Church year

Easter

greatest feast of the Catholic Church

Last Supper

the last time Jesus would eat with his Apostles

Holy Thursday

Church remembers the Last Supper in the evening Mass of the Lord's Supper

Gethsemane

a garden on the Mount of Olives

Pilate

the procurator of Judea and the visible authority of Roman rule

Golgotha

a hill outside the city, where he was nailed to a cross

Padre Pio

devout, reserve, and everaware of the suffering that goes on in the world and in the hearts of all people

stigmata

outward signs of the suffering of Jesus Christ during the crucifixtion

believe

statement of faith

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