Christian practices

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Penitent
the person acknowledging sorrow of sin
Sanctifying grace
a state in which God shares his life and love
Chalice
cup for consecrated wine
Paten
plate for consecrated host
Mitre
pointed bishop's hat
Vestments
long robe worn by priest over his clothes
Homily
a commentary that follows a reading of scripture explaining and teaching the meaning of God's word
Intercessions
prayers which request help or relief
Pilgrimage
a journey made for religious reasons
Requiem
a Mass to remember someone who has died. Usually celebrated as part of the funeral but not always.
Vigil
time spent awake to keep watch or pray
Efficacious prayer
efficax is Latin for powerful and effective; in this context it is prayer to help and encourage the deceased person
Devotion
practices which create a sense of devotion, love and affection for God
Novena
nine days of public or private prayer for special occasions or intentions
Relics
an object connected with a saint such as physical remains, belonging, or something they used/touched
Vatican II
the Second Vatican Council - an ecumenical council held between 1962 and 1965
Blessed Sacrament
the real presence of Jesus in the consecrated bread and wine, either to be consumed or adored
Genuflect
the bend the knee or touch the ground (usually with one knee) as a gesture of respect
Monstrance
a decorative frame used to hold and display the consecrated host
Crucifixion
the death of Jesus on the cross
Holy Land
the original Land of Israel, which is now divided between modern Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria
Penance
a punishment or act or reparation which shows repentance
Transfiguration
a change in appearance or form; the unveiling of Jesus as Messiah, supported by Moses and Elijah
Basilica
the name given to certain long, oblong churches granted special privileges by the Pope
Kingdom of God
the rule of God over all creatures and things
Catechesis
teaching, usually in classes such as for confirmation or Holy Communion. Its focus is an increase in understanding of the faith for those who have already been baptized or accepted the faith
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