Religion Mid Term part 2

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abstinence

refraining from something

adoration

highest honor and praise given to God

altar

raised structure on which a sacrifice is offered

amen

Hebrew word meaning "yes"

Apostles Creed

brief ancient prayer containing the truths of the Catholic faith

archbishop

usually bishop of a diocese who has authority over bishop of neighboring dioceses.

Ash Wednesday

day on which Lent begins when ashes are placed on our forheads

atheist

person who claims that there is no God

atone

to make up for a sin

beatification

a step on the way to canonization which permits limited honors for the one beatified

benediction

devotion in which Jesus is adored through songs, words and actions

bishops

leaderos of the Church, who hold the place of the Apostles

blasphemy

very irreverent talk against God and holy things or person

blessed sacrament

another name for the Holy Eucharist

blessings

words or actions by which a thing or person is placed under the care of God

canon law

church law

canonization

the church's declaration that a person is a saint

cathedral

the main church of a diocese; the Bishop's church

celibacy

the unmarried state of a priest

chastity

properly ordered behavior with regard to sex

chrism

blessed mixture of oil and some aromatic subtance

Christian life

form of right living that a Christian should follow

clergy

men who are ordained ministers of the Church (deacons, priest, bishops)

compassion

deep sympathy; sorrow or pity for one who is suffering

concelebration

mass offered by more than one priest

conscience

practical judgement that something is right or wrong

contrition

sorrow for sin

conversion

change of one's mind and heart

cross

symbol of the Christian faith

cursing

sin of asking God to harm a person or thing

deacon

man ordained to serve the people of God

discrimination

unfairness to certain people because of race, nationality, color, religion

encyclical

letter written by the Pope for the general Church

anointing

signing with blessed oil that shows power, strength, or healing given by God

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