Religion April 2018 A House Built on Rock
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Courage and strength
Often, as followers of Jesus, we may find ourselves in situations in which we need...to act in the face of opposition.
Great persecutions of Christians began under which Roman emperor?
Nero blamed Christians for a fire and started...
Peter and Paul
What famous saints were martyred under Nero?
Purge every Christian from the world
During the last Roman persecution, Diocletian tried to...
Wrote letters or martyred in front of their people
What did bishops do during persecution?
Inspired and baptized
When unbelievers saw the courage of Christians, some of them were...
God's plan unfolded
Through the martyrs' witness, what happened?
Does the Church continue to grow through the sacrifice of martyrs?
Who helped people in El Salvador learn Catholic doctrine and celebrate the sacraments? (She was martyred)
Who became emperor when Christians were widespread and wanted to investigate the legitimacy of Christianity?
He took a Christian symbol into battle and won
What made Constantine believe Christianity was true?
Edict of Milan
What decree did Constantine issue in 313 that declared Christianity no longer forbidden?
They practiced self-denial and went into the desert
What did some Christians do to show how we are all called to uproot sin in the world after persecution ended?
__ ___ founded a community of monks.
Lived alone in huts, joined together in prayer, and helped the poor by crafting things to sell for them.
Early religious communities are known for...
Poverty, chastity, obedience
Religious communities make vows of ___, ___, and ___.
A false teaching that rejects a truth that has been revealed by God and taught by the Church.
A person who believes or teaches a heresy.
Said that Jesus wasn't God but was created by God before the world.
That Jesus was both human and divine
What did the Arian heresy deny?
Gathered for synods
What did local bishops do to stop the Arian heresy?
The Council of Nicea, those who taught Arianism and those who opposed it
Called by Constantine in 325 to discuss the Arian heresy. What were the two main types of bishops there?
The Nicene Creed
What was an important result of the Council of Nicea?
The Council of Constantinople
Expanded on the Nicene Creed and defined the Holy Spirit's divine nature.
Heresy that Jesus was two persons and Mary was the mother of human Jesus but not the Mother of God.
The Council of Ephesus
What council refuted the Nestorian heresy?
Thinkers and teachers called to explain the message of Jesus.
Wrote homilies, letters, and books, and defended the Gospel
What did Church Fathers do?
Build, strengthen, give life
Through the Church Fathers, the Holy Spirit did what he continues to do today: ___, ___, and __ __ to the Church.