the branch of theology that studies the person, role, nature, and message of jesus
the Greek term for "Messiah". It means "the anointed one"
a highly respected teacher of Jewish law or theology
a title given to Jesus. it means someone who speaks on behalf of God, defends the truth, and works for justice
a title given to Jesus that meant " a mediator between God and humanity". in the Old Testament, priests often offered sacrifices for the Chosen People. Jesus became the priest of the New Testament, offering himself as a sacrifice for all. Today, priests are members of the order of presbyterate and co-workers with the bishops
a title given to the newborn Jesus by the Magi from the East who came to honor him. Jesus was also called king at the end of His life by Jews seeking to accuse and convict him of sedition
Lamb of God
an Old Testament title for Jesus that has roots in the Passover Celebration. Unblemished lambs were sacrificed for the passover meal. Jesus gave up his life for the redemption of all humanity and became the sacrificial lamb of the New Testament
a title given to Jesus that means " one who protects or saves from present or future danger"; a Messiah
a New Testament title given to Jesus that meant "God". In Greek that word was translated Kurios and in Hebrew Adonai
Alpha and Omega
a Christian symbol formed with the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. Together, these letters suggest that Jesus is the beginning and end or completion of all history.
religious belief that is contrary to the official teachings of a church
great holy leaders who have come forward to lead the Church, explain the Faith, and meet unique challenges posed by different heresies.
any religion with official teachings and beliefs
a heresy common during the first Christian centuries that denied that Jesus was truly God; named after Arius, a priest and popular preacher from Alexandria, Egypt.
a fifth- century heresy that taught that Christ exists as two persons- he man Jesus and the divine Son of God. The Heresy was corrected by church teaching that stated that Jesus has two natures in one Person. The heresy originated with Nestorius, the Archbishop of Constantinople.
heresy claiming that there is only one nature in Christ and that His human nature is "incorporated" into the Divine Nature.
a title Jesus was given by an abbreviation for the inscription above the head of Christ when he died on the cross at Calvary. The letters stand for "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews."
Jesus the Conqueror
symbol for Jesus that means "Jesus Christ is victorious", "Jesus Christ the Conqueror"
symbol for Jesus. Chi (X) and Rho (P) are the first letters of the Greek word Christos. This symbol identifies Jesus as the MEssiah.
symbol for Jesus. Ichthus means fish. I- Iesous= Jesus, X-Christos= Christ, O= Theou= of God, Y- Uiois= Son, E- Soter= Savior
symbol for Jesus. they are the first three letters of the name Jesus in Greek.
symbol for Jesus. Jesus Christ is the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. a Lamb standing with a banner represents the Risen Christ who conquered death. A Lamb standing with a cross an wound on its side represents Jesus' Passion. A Lamb seated on a throne or a book, symbolizes Christ the judge.