a tall candle, symbolizing Christ, that is sometimes blessed and placed on the gospel side of an altar on Holy Saturday and kept burning until Ascension Day.
A drama that portrays a portion of the life of a God; usually depicting the Passion of Christ: the trial, suffering and death of Jesus Christ. It is a traditional part of Lent in several Christian denominations, particularly in Catholic tradition.
congregation that aims to announce the gospel of the passion by a life that blends prayer with apostolic activites
"shepherd"; the title given to the priest in charge of a particular parish
gold flat plate used by priest at Mass for the bread
The office of the patriarch
Saints who have been chosen to pray in a special way for people, countries , parishes and other reasons
Ancient Christian preacher and teacher; along with the Apostle Peter, one of the foremost leaders of the early Christian Church. Paul, originally called Saul, was at first an enemy and persecutor of the early Christians. As he rode to Damascus one day, seeking to suppress the Christians there, a strong light from heaven blinded him, and God spoke to him; after this experience, Saul became a Christian. Going by the Greek name Paul, he spent the rest of his life bringing the gospel to the peoples of the ancient world. The New Testament includes his many epistles (letters) to the early Christian communities
(Roman Catholic Church) a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist
a small cross uaually about 6 inches in height worn around the neck of a bishop
sacrament of penance
The liturgical celebration of God's forgiveness of the sins of the penitent, who is thus reconciled with God and with the Church.
people of God
biblical image for the church the people god has gathered and chosen to be his own;the people through whom god has revealed himself most fully and has invited all nations to live as the 1 family of God
the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
the continued adoration of the blessed sacrament for 24 hours a day in certain chapels in religious communities