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Religion Exam Study Guide

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Acts of the Apostles
part of the bible that tells of the life of the early Church
Annunciation
an angel announced Jesus' birth adn told Mary what to name Him
Annointing with the Chrism
a sign that Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders have in common
Apostles
followers commisioned by Jesus to spread the Gospel message; most were simple fisherman
Baptism
the sacrament in which original and all personal sins are forgiven; unites us to the community of faith; gives us the right to other sacraments
Baptism of Jesus
Jesus showed He accepted His mission and was annointed at His Baptism; was baptized by John the Baptist in the River Jordan
Cardinal Virtues
the most important moral virtues
Catechumen
an unbaptized person preparing to become Catholic
"Christ"
means "annointed one"
Confirmation
sacrament of initiation that seals us with the Holy Spirit
Conscience Formation
a lifelong process informed by the teachings of Jesus and His Church
Disciple
dedicated follower of Christ
Easter
the greates Christian feast
Easter Vigil
adults in the RCIA usually celebrate the sacraments of initiation at this time
Epistles
letters from the early church leaders that explain how the teachings of Jesus can apply to daily life
Faith
belief and trust when you don't understand; a response of God's revelation
Fortitude
a cardinal virtue that gives us courage
Gentile
non-Jew
Gospels
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
Grace
God's life and friendship
Holy Spirit
third person in the blessed Trinity; truly God
Incarnation
God became human. Jesus is truly God and truly man.
Infancy Narritives
Gospel stories about the birth and early life of Jesus that proclaim He is Lord and Savior.
Inspiration
action of God that moves people's minds and hearts to write what He wants made known.
Jesus
'Jesus' means "God saves." Jesus, the son of God, the son of Mary, and the second person in the Blessed Trinity saved us by His suffering, death, and ressurection. He is human like us but has never sinned; saved us from death and sin; was prophet, priest, and king.
John's Gospel
a poetic, reflective Gospel that differs from Matthew, Mark, and Luke
Magisterium
the teaching authority of the church
Mary
the first and best disciple
Messiah
the leader the people expected who would make them a powerful nation
Parable
a story Jesus told about God and the kingdom
Paschal Mystery
the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus; enables us to share in God's life
Pharisees
Jewish group who overstated the law
RCIA
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Ressurection
the culmination adn confirmation fo all Christ's teachings, words, and deeds; gives us hope to rise again. The event on which our belief in Jesus and eternal life depends
Sacraments
outward signs instituted by Christ to give grace; encounters with Jesus in which He acts in us to make us holy
Sacraments of Initiation
Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation
Scripture
sacred writings containing God's revelationl written testimony of people's belief
Synoptic Gospels
the three gospels that are alike; Matthew, Mark, and Luke
Tradition
beliefs handed down through the teaching and life of the Church
Trinity
one God in three persons
Theological Virtues
faith, hope, and charity (love)
Cardinal Virtues
prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance
Gifts of the Holy Spirit (WURKCRew)
wisdom, understanding, reverence, knowledge, courage, right judgement, and wonder and awe