Chapter 6 Vocab Ramshaw

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Confession of Sin
A prayer admitting personal and communal failings and a plea for God's forgiveness
Ancient-Future Worship
A worship style blending historic symbols and rituals with those of contemporary world cultures
Altar
The table on which the bread and wine are set for Communion; also, the area in which the piece of furniture is set
Iconostasis
A room divider that separates the altar area from the rest of the room on which icons are hung
Nave
The area in which the participants stand or sit
Chancel
The area that houses the altar, usually in the front of the church
Sanctuary
The entire worship space, or the area designated as most sacred
Vestment
The ceremonial dress of leaders of worship
Alb
A white robe that means to recall baptism
Chasuble
A poncho, usually in a specific color for the time of year, worn by presiding clergy
Geneva Gown
Black academic robe that symbolizes the education of the clergy, first worn by ministers in the churches of Geneva
Ordo
The classic four-part Sunday worship pattern of Gathering, Word, Meal, and Sending
Eucharist
A classic title for the meal of bread and wine, recalling the Greek eucharista, which means thanksgiving.
Divine Liturgy
Orthodox name for Eucharist, stressing the movement from the human toward the divine
Mass
Common Roman Catholic title for Eucharist, from the closing Latin phrase ita, missa est, "go, you are dismissed"
Holy Communion
Common Protestant title for Eucharist, stressing the community's unity with Christ and one another
Lord's Supper
Common Protestant title for Eucharist, stressing the origin of the meal in Jesus' last supper
Pulpit
An elevated podium, usually with a waist-high enclosure, at which the preacher stands
Host/Wafer
Small round circle of unleavened bread used for communion
Chalice
A goblet used for communion, sometimes elaborately adorned
Consecrate
To set apart for religious use by prayer; to make holy
Great Thanksgiving/Eucharistic Prayer
Prayer praising God for creation and salvation, recalling Jesus' last supper, and invoking the Holy Spirit on the meal and community
Anaphora
Orthodox designation for the prayer over the bread and wine
Canon of the Mass
Roman Catholic designation for their most traditional Eucharistic prayer
Transubstantiation
The Roman Catholic doctrine that the substance of the Eucharistic elements of bread and wine become the body and the blood of Christ
Frontier Ordo
The 19th century, 3-part worship pattern of warm-up, message, and conversion
Praise and Worship
Lengthy time of opening singing, to ready worshipers to receive the word
Divine Office
A daily pattern of psalms and prayers for communal or personal worship
Rosary
A string of beads used in counting prayers
Pilgrimage
A religious journey to a sacred site
Rites of Passage
Communal observances of an individual's change of status
Exorcism
A ritual to free a person from the power of evil
Ambo
The lectern from which the Scriptures are read
Gothic
The pointed arch, and the architecture it made possible
Pew
A backed bench for seating in church
Spiritual
An emotional biblical song
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