Church and Tradition vocab

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Holy Spirit

the sanctifier, one of three persons in one God, guides the Church and gives it strength and courage

Ascension

Jesus' return to the Father

Pentecost

10 days after the Ascension, the day on which the Holy Spirit came down to the Apostles

Church

a gathering of believers who are baptized in the name of Jesus and carry out the mission of the Church

laity

the unconsecrated, single or married, divorced or widowed, young or old

ordained

deacons, priests, and bishops

religious

those consecrated to religious life by vows

Roman Catholicism

the main trunk of Christianity

Protestant Christians

do not follow the Pope, only use Scripture

Orthodox Christians

similar to Catholics, first to break away

Tradition

beliefs and dogmas essential to Catholicism

tradition

religious practices not essential to the faith

Trinity

three distinct persons in one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Incarnation

the son of God made flesh in Jesus

Resurrection

Jesus rose from the dead on the third day

Immaculate Conception

Mary was conceived without Original Sin

Assumption of Mary

Mary was taken into heaven, body and soul

Communion of Saints

a bond of God's life of love between all people tryiung to live the Gospel of Jesus and al lthe faithful people who have died

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