– the name given to the garment worn by members
of a Religious Order (monks, nuns, friars). Different
colours are worn by different orders: but are usually
white, brown or black. These days not all Orders
– a halo is a ring of colour or light that
circles the head of Christ or the Saints in a religious
– Jesus healed many people and the church
continues his healing work through the sacramental
rite of healing. In response to faith and prayer,
by the laying on of hands or anointing with oil
by a priest, God’s grace is given for the
healing of body, mind and Spirit.
– is to enjoy God for ever
– the alienation which results from
our rejection of God
– someone who, for religious purposes, lives
a solitary life.
– Herod the Great was appointed as King of
the Jews by the Romans. During his reign Christ
– set apart by God
Eucharist – this is the central act
of Christian worship. It is the sacrament commanded
by Jesus to continually remember his life, death
and resurrection. In the Holy Eucharist we are united
to Christ’s sacrifice of himself. The word
Eucharist comes form the Greek word meaning ‘Thanksgiving
because when Jesus gave us the Eucharist he ‘gave
thanks.’ (1 Corinthians 11.24 and Matthew
26:27) In the New Testament there are four accounts
of how we came to be given the Eucharist by Jesus.
The Eucharist has been celelbrated since the earliest
Christian community in Jerusalem.
Oil – the Church, like many other
religions, uses oil in its worship. There are three
different kinds of oil. The Oil of catechumens,
the Oil of Chrism, and the Oil of the Sick. They
are usually blessed and consecrated at the Chrism
Eucharist (or Mass) on Maundy Thursday.
Saturday – the day before Easter
Sunday. It commemorates the resting of Christ’s
body in the tomb. See Easter Vigil Service.
Spirit – the Holy Spirit inspires
all that is good in humankind; he came in his fullness
at Pentecost as the giver of life in the church,
and he enables us to grow closer to Christ.
Week – the week that marks the last
week of Jesus life – from Palm Sunday to Easter
Day. The three most important days of Holy Week
are Mandy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.
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– this is a name given to the thin, round
bread for the Sacrament of the Eucharist
– religious songs of praise and worship