theology vocabulary

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baptism
"to plunge"
catechumen
an unbaptized person who is preparing for RCIA
catechesis
process by which christians of all ages are taught the essentials of christian doctrine and are formed as disciples of christ
rite of election
takes place on the first Sunday of lent, the church elects or accepts the catechumens for the sacraments of christian initiation at the easter vigil
mystagogy
a period of catechesis following the reception of sacraments of initiation
anamnesis
greek word for memory. in the eucharist, it refers to making present of the paschal mystery. also refers to a section of the eucharistic prayer after the words of institution in which the church remembers christ saving deeds
assembly
also known as congregation, community of believers gathered for worship as the body of Christ
transubstantiation
in the eucharist, this is when the bread and wine change into the body and blood of christ
epiclesis
means invocation in greek, when the priest stretches hands over the offering