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Church and Tradition vocab

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Holy Spirit
the sanctifier, one of three persons in one God, guides the Church and gives it strength and courage
Ascension
Jesus' return to the Father
Pentecost
10 days after the Ascension, the day on which the Holy Spirit came down to the Apostles
Church
a gathering of believers who are baptized in the name of Jesus and carry out the mission of the Church
laity
the unconsecrated, single or married, divorced or widowed, young or old
ordained
deacons, priests, and bishops
religious
those consecrated to religious life by vows
Roman Catholicism
the main trunk of Christianity
Protestant Christians
do not follow the Pope, only use Scripture
Orthodox Christians
similar to Catholics, first to break away
Tradition
beliefs and dogmas essential to Catholicism
tradition
religious practices not essential to the faith
Trinity
three distinct persons in one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Incarnation
the son of God made flesh in Jesus
Resurrection
Jesus rose from the dead on the third day
Immaculate Conception
Mary was conceived without Original Sin
Assumption of Mary
Mary was taken into heaven, body and soul
Communion of Saints
a bond of God's life of love between all people tryiung to live the Gospel of Jesus and al lthe faithful people who have died