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Encountering Christ In The Sacraments Chapter 2
The Seven Sacraments
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The virtue and gift of the Holy Spirit by which we acknowledge that God alone is God, 'the Creator and Savior, the Lord and Master of everything that exists, as infinite and merciful love'.
Special graces of the Holy Spirit given to the Church and the baptized for the building up of the Church.
Wordless prayer in which a person focuses the whole person in loving adoration on God and his very presence. Contemplation is one of the three forms of Christian prayer.
Doctor of the Church
A person from any era in Church history whose sanctity and writings have had a profound influence on theological and spiritual thought. A person is declared this by the pope.
economy of salvation
Refers to God's activity in creating and governing the world, particularly with regard to his plan of salvation for the world in the person and work of Jesus Christ, a plan which is being accomplished through his Body the Church, in its life and sacraments; hence, the 'sacramental economy.'
Comes from the Latin word gratia which means 'free'. It is the free undeserved gift of God's love to us. God shares his divine life and friendship with us. God's --- is ever at work in our lives, helping us to live as children of God and disciples of Jesus. An old proverb runs, 'There is an ebb to every tide, except the tide of God's ----.' God's --- -his effective love-is always at high tide in our lives.
By this, the second person of the Holy Trinity assumed our human nature, taking flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mary. There is one person in Jesus and that is the divine Person of the Son of God. Jesus has two natures, a human one and a divine one.
The calendar that guides the liturgies and prayer of the Church.
Refers especially to the public worship of the Church, including the Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours. The word 'liturgy' originally meant a 'public work' or a 'service in the name of/on the behalf of the people.' In Christian tradition it means the participation of the People of God in 'the work of God'. In tis of the Church, God the Father is blessed and adored as the source of all the blessings of creation and salvation with which he has blessed us in his Son, in order to give us the Spirit of filial adoption.
It is one of the three forms of prayer in which 'we try to understand God's revelation of the truths of faith and the purpose of Christian life, and how it should be lived, in order to adhere and respond to what the Lord is asking'.
A person who has an intense personal experience of God, or religious ecstasy. This experience may include a private revelation of God.
We present Christ's Death and Resurrection as one, inseparable event. It is this because it is Christ's passing into death and passing over it into new life. It is this because it is a visible sign of an invisible act of God.
The suffering and death of Jesus. This or Palm Sunday begins Holy Week, during which the annual liturgical celebration of the Paschal Mystery of Christ takes place.
The raising of one's mind and heart to God in thanksgiving and in praise of his glory. it can also include the requesting of good things from God. It is an act by which one enters into an awareness of a loving communion with God. It is the response of faith to the free promise of salvation and also a response of love to thirst of the only Son of God.
Prayer of Blessing and Adoration
A prayer that exalts the greatness of God; we acknowledge that God alone is God and that we are creates; he alone is the source of every blessing; he is our Creator and Father and we are his children.
Prayer of Intercession
Prayer of petition asking of God on behalf of another; we acknowledge our relationship with others and pray as Jesus did.
Prayer of Petition
We express awareness of our relationship with God our Creator, Savior, and Sanctifier. We are sinners who as Christians know that we have turned away from God our Father; our petition is already our turning back to him. We ask for the graces to make our pilgrimage successfully to the Kingdom of God.
Prayer of Praise
We honor and give glory to God for who he is.
Prayer of Thanksgiving
We acknowledge that all life and everything that is good is a gift from God. We give thanks to God 'for this is he will of God in Christ Jesus'.
the diverse liturgical traditions in which the one catholic and apostolic faith has come to be expressed and celebrated in various cultures and lands; for example, in the West the Roman and Ambrosian (Latin) ---; in the East, the Byzantine, Coptic (Alexandrian), Syriac, Armenian, Maronite, and Chaldean ---.
The constellation of words, gestures, and objects used in the celebration of a Sacrament or other liturgical or sacramental celebration.
The seven 'efficacious sign(s) of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us by the work of the Holy Spirit'.
The liturgical celebration of three days that follow the close of Lent. It begins with the celebration of the evening Mass of Thusday of the Lord's Supper (Holy Thursday), continuing with the celebration of Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday), the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night (Holy Saturday), Masses during the day on Easter Sunday, and concluding with the celebration of Evening Prayer on Easter Sunday.
The one true God, eternal, infinite, unchangeable, incomprehensible and almighty, in three divine persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
A prayer of the voice, or words, spoken aloud alone or with others, or spoken in the silence of one's heart.
Adoration and honor given to God, which is the first act of the virtue of religion. Public worship is given to God in the Church by the celebration of the Paschal Mystery of Christ in the liturgy.
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