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English Vocabulary for the Meaning and Significance of the Eucharist

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Sacrament
A Christian ceremony in which God's grace is transmitted to people
Eucharistic Prayer
The church's great prayer of praise and thanksgiving to God that takes place during the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
Vestments
Special robes worn by priests, deacons, and altar servers
Covenant
A solemn agreement between human beings or between God and a human being in which mutual commitments are made.
Consecrate
To make sacred or holy
Benediction
Blessing, the act of blessing or the formal blessing in mass
Exposition
The display of the Blessed Sacrament ( The Body of Jesus) for reverence and adoration.
Monstrance
A vessel of precious metal used for exposing the Blessed Sacrament for adoration.
Blessed Sacrament
The consecrated bread from Mass that is reserved in the tabernacle in church. The Blessed Sacrament is the Real Presence of Jesus.
Devotions
Popular prayers and practices that honor Jesus, Mary, and the saints.
Holocaust
A large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering. Also refers to Hitler's genocide of the Jews
Atone
To make up (for a wrong)
Passover
A Jewish festival celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt
Credibility
The quality of being believable or trustworthy
Manna
A sweet bread-like food that God provided for the Israelites in the desert
Memorial
A monument or statue built in memory of a person or event; an action in memory of a person or event
Ritual
a ceremony; a customary procedure
Martyrs
People who suffer or die for their beliefs
Inheritance
Physical or genetic material, or beliefs and culture that is passed from parents to their offspring
Denomination
A subcategory or subgroup of the Christian church e.g. Anglican or Baptist