teaching that God became flesh through the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the child of the Virgin Mary.
announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that God wanted her to be the Mother of the Savior, Jesus Christ.
means "YHWH is Salvation" or "Savior"
birth of Jesus Christ, the son of God and of the Virgin Mary.
first-century heresy that taught that Jesus only seemed to be human
rising of Jesus from the dead on the third day after his Death on the cross. Jesus was able to conquer death because he is God.
truth about God and his saving plan that will always be beyond human understanding
celebration of the manifestation of God in human form; the manifestation of Jesus to the Gentiles or non Jews
Presentation in the Temple
Mary and Joseph present Jesus in the Temple forty days after his birth
Kingdom of God
beginning of God's new reign on earth which was to bring the forgiveness of sins, the healing of the sick, and the establishment of a time of peace and joyful living for all.
figure of speech or statement that seems contradictory but actually contains a hidden truth
any thought, word, or act that expresses hatred or contempt for God, Christ, the Church, saints, or holy things.
glorious transformation of Jesus that manifested his divine identity for Peter, James, and John on a high mountain, probably Mount Tabor.
redemptive Passion, Death, Resurrection, and glorious Ascension of Jesus Christ through which Jesus not only liberated us from sin, but also gave us new life through his Resurrection.
husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus. Joseph taught Jesus about Judaism and the trade of carpentry.
God's great act of love, human beings can have everlasting life
verifies that a man named Jesus did live and teach in Galilee and was executed near Jerusalem.
of the Christian faith is the resurrected Jesus
The Hidden Life
refers to the time when little is known about the childhood and youth of Jesus
Four Kings of Miracles
physical, exorcisms, nature, and raising people from the dead.