10.1 - Beliefs & Values.
- Atonement - Reconciliation between God and Humanity.
- Catechism- The official teaching on the Roman Catholic Church.
- Compassion- A feeling of pity which makes one want to help the sufferer.
- Creeds- Statements of Christian belief.
- Faith- firm belief without logical proof.
- Incarnation- the belief that God took human form in Jesus.
- Monothesim- Belief in one God.
- Repentance- the act of being sorry for wrong doing and promising not to do it again.
- Salvation- the act of delivering sin, or saving from evil.
- Trintiy- the belief that God is three in one.
- Unity- God's way of being one.
- Virgin Birth- The belief that Jesus was not conceived through sex.
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10.2- Community & Tradition.
- Anglicain Churches- Churches that are in communion with Church of England.
- Apostolic- The belief that the church can only be understood in the light of the Apostles.
- Bishops- Preists specially chosen by the pope who are responsable for all the churches in a Diocese.
- Catholic- Universal, Worldwide.
- Celibacy- Living without any sexual activity.
- Holy- of, or relating to, God, sacred.
- Laity- all the people in the church who are not chosen as Bishops, Preists or Deacons.
- Magesterium- The pope and the bishops interpreting the Bible abd tradition for Roman Catholics today.
- Nonconformist Churches- Protestant Christians seperated from the Church of England.
- Ordination- Making someone a Preist, Bishop or Deacon by the sacrament of holy orders.
- Orthordox Churches- National Churches which are in union with the Patriarch of Constantinople.(i.e. the Russain Orthordox Church).
- Papacy- The office of the pope.
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10.3- Worship & Celebration.
- Absolution- Through the action of the Preist, God grants pardon & peace.
- Chrism- the oil used at Baptism, Confirmation & Ordination.
- Commemoration- The belief that the Eucharist is simply a rememberance of the last supper.
- Contrition- sorrow for the sin commited & deciding not to sin again.
- Holy Week- The week before Easter Sunday.
- Liturgy of the Eucharist- The re-enactment of the Last Supper during which the Bread and Wine are transubstantiated.
- Liturgy of the Word- The Bible readings in the second part of the mass.
- Penance- an action to show your contrition.
- Penitential Rite- the confession & absolution at the beginning of the Mass.
- Rite of Communion- receiving the Body & Blood of Jesus.
- Sacrament- an outward sign through which invisible grave is given to a person by Jesus.
- Transubstantiation- the belief that the Bread & Wine become the Body & Blood of Jesus.
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