English Vocabulary for the Church's Beginnings Unit
Terms in this set (20)
A person who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs
Witness to the saving message of Christ through the sacrifice of one's life.
A person who was responsible for caring for the poor in the early church
An assembly of Jewish religious leaders
A non-Jewish person
A binding agreement between two people or groups of people
surgical removal of the male foreskin; physical sign of the covenant between God and Abraham
To make someone a priest
A synonym to "elder" in the Acts of the Apostles and an alternative word for priest today.
An unbaptized person who is preparing to receive all of the Sacraments of Christian Initiation.
A person who believes there is no god
A follower of a polytheistic (many gods) religion in ancient times.
The act of burning the dead
An order issued by someone in authority
A symbol for Christ consisting of the first two letters of Christ in Greek
The official list of inspired books of the Bible
(n.) an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred
A statement of belief or principle
A person who lives a solitary life in order to commit himself or herself more fully to prayer and in some cases to be completely free for service to others.
A person belonging to a tribe or group that is considered uncivilised; a person belonging to a tribe that invaded the Roman Empire
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