Another name for the Book of Revelation, the final book of the Bible, which is attributed to St. John and written during his exile on the island of Patmos.
Describes any book purporting to be inspired but ultimately not accepted by the Church as part of Sacred Scripture.
The first of the Seven Sacraments and the door that gives access to the other Sacraments.
A specific gift or grace of the Holy Spirit that directly or indirectly benefits the church.
Generally, the entire assembly of the faithful People of God.
Council of Jerusalem
Recounted in Acts 15, this synod of the Apostles AD 49 or 50 spoke with the authority of Christ in deciding that converts to Christianity did not have to be circumcised according to the Law of Moses.
A formal synod of bishops from the whole inhabited world convened to define doctrine, regulate the Christian life, or apply disciple in the Church.
An ancient heretical sect that believed, among other things, that salvation came from obtaining secret experiential knowledge.
The eternal state of supreme and definitive happiness with God,communion of life and love with the Trinity and all the blessed.
The worship of God in heaven by the angels and saints.
Keys of the Kingdom
In the Old Testament, the sign of the office of prime minister, who is appointed by the kind to have primacy over all his other servants.
A witness to the truth of the Faith in which a Christian endures suffering and even death for Christ.
The principle sacramental celebration and worship of the Catholic Church.
A jewish festival, fifty days after Passover celebrating the giving of the Law to Moses at Sinai.
People of God
All the faithful from among humanity who seek and desire to know and love God.
Primacy of Peter
The position of being first in rank or authority.
The literal meaning of the name Peter, taken from its Greek from Petros.
The canonical writings validated by the Church as inerrant and inspired by the Holy Spirit.
The Church's teachings that have been passes down through the ages through the successors of the Apostles.
Any individual who has died and been canonized by the Catholic Church, meaning that the person is known to be in Heaven.
Vicar of Christ
Term used for the Pope that emphasizes his role as a representative of Christ himself.
the name "Bartholomew" is mentioned in the New Testament. He was introduced to Christ through St. Peter. Bartholomew has been credited for many miracles.
Andrew's Greek name means "manly". He was the brother of Simon Peter and the son of John. His name is mentioned multiple times in the gospel.
Peter is treated as a model for Christians to follow. Jesus calls Peter his "rock".
Phillip was a confidant of Jesus, he was born at Bethsaida.
Thomas the apostle was also referred to as "Didymus". He was not there when the risen Lord had appeared to the other apostles on the evening of Easter Day.
He was the brother of one of the other apostles St. James. He is the mystery apostle because he is the one the synoptic gospels disagree on. He was also known as Jude Lebbeus
He was described as a betrayer and a traitor. Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss. He hung himself and his body fell into the Kidron Valley.
Sometimes in the New Testament he is called Simon the Zealot because of the zeal he showed for the Mosaic Law which he practiced before his call. His name meant "large hearted".
Matthew rose and followed Jesus and tendered him a feast in his house. It caused a protest from the Pharisees. Jesus told them "I came not to call the just, but sinners".
He was the first of the seven disciples who recognized his Master standing on the shore. call the just, but sinners".
James the Greater
he was the son of Zebedee. He also had an older brother named John. They both received names from Jesus and were called "Sons of thunder".
James the Lesser
He was known by the title James the Just. He was the son of Alpheus and Mary.