Constantine

Roman emperor who signed the edict of Milan.

The Nicene Creed

Was written in 325 A.D. in the city of Nicaea, Turkey.

Arius

A heretic who did not believe that the Holy Trinity was consubstantial.

Holy Bible

Sacred Scripture

Theocracy

Government run by clerics claiming divine authority.

Temporal

Temporary, of this world, not eternal.

Pilgrimage

Journey to a shrine or sacred place

Lay person

Laity, person who is not a member of the clergy.

Pax vobiscum

Peace be with you

The nativity of Mary

When Mary was born

Moral law

Do good and avoid evil

Material world

The body, animal,s plants, inanimate creation

Spiritual world

God, angels, the soul

Diligence

To persevere in our spiritual life

Humility

Seeing ourselves as we truly are

Temperance

Using created goods well, with proper limits.

Patience

Putting God and others before ourselves, acting with gentleness.

Liberality

Generosity with our goods and talents

Chastity

Generosity with ourselves and temperance with our desires

Avarice

Greed, excessive desire for things. Capital sin.

Charity

Love, allows us to love God and our neighbor out of love of God. Theological virtue

Envy

Jealousy over the good fortune of another. Capital sin

Faith

Believing in God through accepting the message of Jesus. Theological virtue

Fortitude

Bravery or courage in the face of fear. Cardinal virtue

Gluttony

Excessive desire for the pleasurable experience of good or drink. Capital sin

Hope

Enables one to trust in eternal life because God wills it. Theological virtue

Justice

giving each person what is rightfully his. Cardinal virtue

Love

To act with God and others in mind. Theological virtue

Lust

Desire that does not respect the gift of the body or sexuality. Capital sin

Meekness

Appropriate self-control

Pride

Unhealthy love of self. Capital sin

Prudence

Choosing the correct behavior. Capital virtue

Sloth

Lack of desire to do one's duties, spiritual laziness. Capital sin

Wrath

Excessive desire for revenge. Capital sin

Corpus Christi

Feast in honor of the Institution of the Eucharist. Body of Christ.

Theological virtues

Faith, hope, and charity deal directly with our relationship with God.

Cardinal virtues

Prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude are the virtues of good actions.

Creed

Latin- credo, I believe. Our belief as Christians.

Gospel

Good News

Intelligent designer

Everything directed by an intelligent being.

Ash Wednesday

the first day of lent

Holy Thursday good Friday and holy Saturday are the

Triduum

Covenant

Promise

Dogma

Belief

Pagan

Heathen, a follower of polytheistic religion (as in ancient Rome)

Dignity

Self respect, rights from God, worthiness

Piety

A virtue that can mean religious devotion, spirituality, or a combination of both

Divine

Of, relating to, or proceeding directly from God or a god.

The old testament

Was written in Hebrew

The new testament

Was written in Greek

Sacred tradition

A Holy story that is passed on Orally.

Sacred Scripture

Can be the Gospels

The magisterium

The teaching authority that is made up of the Pope and Bishops

The Holy Trinity

The Father the Son and the Holy Spirit

Gabriel

The angels name that told Mary she was going to have Jesus

The edict of Milan

Contract in 313 A.D. to stop the persecution of Christians

Nicene Creed

States the belief of Christians

The city of Nicaea and the city of Constantinople

Are both in the country of Turkey.

Secular

Non-religious

Providence

God's all wise plan for the universe.

Faith

Believe in God

Apostolic succession

the bishops stretching back to the apostles.

Heretic

A dissenter from established religious dogma

Revelation

Revealed through the Bible's teaching

Free will

The ability to choose between right or wrong, good or evil

Conscience

The ability to judge between right or wrong, good or evil.

Deity

Holy, divine, or sacred, held in high regard, a God, or supreme being.

Begotten

Came from the father

Jesus

The Savior, the messiah.

The Christ

The Savior, the messiah.

Reason

The power to understand feel emotions and have relationships.

Soul

Gives us reason (intellect) and free well.

The soul

Can be made by God alone.

Assumption

When Mary ascended into heaven body and soul

Ascension

Jesus ascends to heaven body and soul.

The 10 Commandments

Some of the rules and regulations of the Bible

Rabbi

Teacher

Original sin

Separation between God and man passed to all people.

Atonement

Become one with God

Ethical

Moral principals

Consubstantial

Of the same substance, essence.

Validate

To recognize, establish, or illustrate worthiness.

Christmastide

Christmas eve to the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Lent

Begins on Ash Wednesday and Ends on Holy Thursday

Gentile

Not-Jewish

Pharisee

Member of a Jewish sect -100 BC to 100 A.D.

Minister

A person authorized to conduct religious worship, clergy, Pastor.

Servitude

Slavery or bondage of any kind

Gratitude

Thankful

Ingratitude

Thanklessness

Anointing

Consecrate or make sacred in a ceremony that includes the applying of holy oil chrism

Chrism

Holy oil

Confer

To present or bestow upon as a gift, give.

Blessing

A favor or gift bestowed by God.

Blasphemy

Impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things

Impius

Not pious, irreverent, lacking in reverence, or proper respect

Decalogue

The 10 Commandments

Reverence

Attitude of deep respect, veneration.

Reverent

Deeply respectful

Irreverent

deficient in veneration or respect.

Liturgy

A particular form of Eucharistic service.

Holy Eucharist

Sacrament of Holy Communion, sacrifice of the mass, giving of thanks, thanksgiving.

Consecrate

To make or declare sacred.

Sacred

Dedicated to a deity, consecrated, holy.

Homily

A sermon

Sermon

A discourse for the purpose of religious instruction.

Holy week

The week preceding Easter Sunday

Ascension Thursday

40 days after Jesus rose from the dead. Jesus ascended body and soul into heaven.

Pentecost

50 days after Jesus rose from the dead. The descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles.

Idolatry

Religious worship of idols, reverence, devotion.

Sacrilege

The violation of anything sacred.

Sin

Deliberate violation of some religious,moral principle.

Virtue

Moral excellence, goodness, righteousness.

Grace

God showing his love for you even though you don't deserve it

Ignorant

Lacking in knowledge or information.

Salvation

Deliverance from the power and penalty of sin, redemption.

Redemption

Deliverance from sin, salvation

Temptation

Acting contrary to the right reason and the Commandments of God

Evil

The opposite or absence of good. Morally wrong or bad.

Solemnity

Principal day in the church's liturgical calendar.

Dispensation

Exemption from a church law.

Doctrine

Truths or dogmas, taught or advocated, as of a religion.

Eternity

Infinite time, duration without beginning or end.

Ethical

Moral, honest, virtuous, righteous.

Oath

Vow, pledge, invocation to God to witness the truth of a statement.

Invocation

Appeal, request to a higher power for assistance.

Infallible

Inability to err in matters of faith and morals. Incapable of error.

Fallible

Capable of making errors.

Ecclesiastical

Pertaining to or of the church.

Incarnate

A God taking on human form.

Heaven

The dwelling of God. The communion of life and love with God.

Hell

The dwelling of the devil. The self- exclusion from communion with God.

Consubstantial

Identical in substance or essence though different in aspect.

Immaculate conception of Mary

When Mary was conceived without original sin and she was full of Grace.

Annunciation

The angel Gabriel told Mary she would be conceived with Jesus.

Conception of Jesus

Mary became the mother of Jesus by the power of the holy spirits who came from the father.

Holy Communion

The reception of the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist.

Confirmation

This sacrament confers special graces of the Holy Spirit.

Pope John Paul II

The first and only Polish pope.

Pope Benedict XVI

The current Pope, who is of German heritage.

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