GCSE Religious studies- Catholicism Topic 2 B573

This resource includes all religious terminology for OCR GCSE catholicism b573 topic 2: Special days and pilgrimages. It will be relevant to Christianity in general for those taking general Christianity GCSE too.

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Topic 2- (Special days and pilgrimage):

Advent- four weeks leading up to Christmas. It is the Sunday after Christ the King. It's time of
preparation for the birth of Jesus. It has a two fold puprose: it reminds people of the wait for Christ's
birth/incarnation and when God took human…

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Epiphany- comes from the Greek word epiphanein meaning a `showing, appearance or revelation'. It
was traditionally celebrated on the 6th January. However, with the rearrangement of Holy Days of
Obligation, its liturgical celebration has now moved to the First Sunday in January. It is when the Wise
Men came to…

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Guadalupe- is a celebrated Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe.
According to the traditional account, the image appeared miraculously on the cloak of Juan Diego, a
simple peasant, on the hill of Tepeyac near Mexico City on December 12, 1531. The icon is…

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shrines, alongside Lourdes and Fatima. One and a half million pilgrims visit Knock Shrine annually. It
was visited by Pope John Paul II in 1979 to commemorate the centenary of the apparition.

Lent- 40 days leading up to Easter. (40 for the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert and…

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Santiago de Compostela- The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is the destination of the
pilgrimage. The Way of St James has existed for over a 1000 years. People continue today to travel
on foot. It was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during medieval times. Legend holds
that St.…

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1. New knowledge of, say, the Holy Land and of the life of Jesus;
2. Unexpected benefits and graces, especially when looking back years later;
3. Like-minded people can sometimes meet on pilgrimage.
4. Many join the Handicapped Children's Pilgrimage Trust (HCPT) as organisers or helpers.
5. A deep sense…


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