Living in Christ: God's love made visibly Unit 3

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Annunciation
the visit of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to announce to her that she is to be the Mother of the Savior
anti-Semitism
Prejudice against the Jewish people
Beatific Vision
Direct encounter and sight of Godin the glory of Heaven
Christology
Literally the study of Christ; the systematic statement of christian beliefs about Jesus Christ, including his identity, mission, and saving work on earth.
Circumcision
The act, required by Jewish Law, of removing the foreskin of the penis. Since the time of Abraham, it has been a sign of God's covenant relationship with the Jewish people.
Collects
Prayers offered by the person leading an assembly in communal prayer
Communion
Sharing in the divine life of God with the Trinity through our Baptism, the Eucharist, and other Sacraments of the Church
Fulfills
Jesus perfects the law , reveals it ultimate meaning, and redeems any sin people had committed against it
Heresies
Incorrect beliefs
Hypostatic Union
the union of Jesus Christ's divine and human natures in one Divine Person
Immaculate Conception
celebrated on December 8th, it is considered a Holy Day of Obligation
Incarnation
The Son of God's assuming a human nature in order to accomplish our salvation in it.
mediator
One who connects. Jesus serves as a mediator between humanity and God.
Original Sin
the sin by which the first humans disobeyed God and thereby lost their original holiness and became subject to death. Original Sin is transmitted to every person born into the world, except Mary and Jesus.
personal sin
Any deliberate offense, in thought, word, or deed, against the will of God
Pharisees
A Jewish sect at the time of Jesus known for its strict adherence to the Law.
pluralistic
Characterized by the law of many different ethnic, religious, or cultural groups.
Sadducees
A Jewish sect at the time of Jesus known for its strong commitment to the Temple in Jerusalem
sanctifies
makes holy, sanctification in the process of becoming closer to God and glowing in holiness
scribes
Jewish government officials and scholars of Law
Word
Jesus, Logos.