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Reconcilitation between God and humanity

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Official teaching of the Roman Catholic Church

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A feeling of pity which one want to help them suffer.

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Statement of Christian belief.

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Firm blief without logical proof.

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The belief that God took human form in Jesus.

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Belief in one God.

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The act of being sorry for wrongdoing and deciding not to do it again.

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The act of delivering from sin, or saving from evil.

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The belief that God is three in one.

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God's way of being one.

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Virgin Birth

The belief that Hesus was not conceived through sex.

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Anglican Churches

Churches that in communion with the Church of England.

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The belief that the church can only be understood in the light of the apostles.

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Priests specially chosen by the Pope who are responsible for all the churches in a diocese.

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Universal or worldwide.

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Living without engaging in any sexual activity.

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Of, or relating to, God, Sacred.

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All the people of the Church who are not chosen to be bishops, priests or deacons.

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The Pope and the bishops interpreting the Bible and tradition for Roman Catholics today.

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Nonconformist Churches.

Protestant Christians seperated from the Church of England.

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Making someone a priest, bishop or deacon by the sacrament of Holy Orders.

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Orthodox Churches

National Churches which are in the union of the Patriarch of Constantinople (e.g the Russian Orthodox Church)

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the office of the Pope.

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Active life.

The life lived by religious orders who work in society as well as praying.

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Voluntary giving to those in need.

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Contemplative life.

The life of prayer and meditation lived by some religious orders. 

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Displaying religion.

Making a show of your religion, e.g. by praying in the street.

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The evangelical counsels.

The vows of pverty, chasity and obedience.

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Holy Orders.

The status of a priest, bishop or deacon.

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A person who acts in a way that contradicts what they say.

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The law of Moses

The laws gGod gave Moses in the Old Testament. 

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The Monastic Life

Living as a monk or nun in a monastic community.

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Religious Community.

A religious order who live together as a group, e.g. the Benedictines.

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The Sermon on the Mount.

Jesus' description of Christian living.

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A call from God to lead the Christian life.

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Through the action of the priest, God grants pardon and peace.

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The oil used in baptism, confirmation and ordination.

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The belief that the Eucharist is simply a remembrance of the Last Supper.

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Sorrow for the sin comitted and deciding not to sin again.

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Holy week.

The week before Easter Sunday.

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Liturgy of the Eucharist

The re-enactment of the Last Supper during which the bread and wine are transubstantiated. 

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Liturgy of the word.

The Bible readings in the second part of the mass. 

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An action to show your contrition. 

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Penitential rite.

The confession and absolution at the beginning of the Mass. 

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Rite of communion

Recieving the body and blood of Jesus. 

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An outward sign through which invisible grace is given to a person by Jesus.

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The belief that the bread and wine become the body and blood of Jesus.

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