CFH, Vocabulary for Chapter 13 - The Last Things
Key terms for chapter 13
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A person who voluntarily suffers death because of her or his beliefs. The Church canonized many martyrs as saints.
Traditionally, the dwelling place of God and the saints, meaning all who are saved; more accurately a place but a state of eternal life and union with God, in which one experiences full happiness and the satisfaction of the deepest human longings.
Communion of Saints
The spiritual union of all those believe Christ and have been redeemed, including those who have died and those who are still living.
The judgement of the human race by Jesus Christ at his second coming, as noted in the Nicene Creed.
The state of permanent separation from God, reserved for those who freely and consciously choose to reject God to the very end of their lives.
Parousia (second coming)
The second coming of Christ, when his Kingdom will be fully established and his triumph over evil will be complete.
A state of final purification or cleansing, which one may need to enter following death before entry into heaven.
A group of Greek Christian authors the late first and early second centuries. They are our chief source of information about the Church and may have historical connections to the Apostles.