– the part of the traditional church building
where the people sit.
– a village in Galilee. It was the home of
Mary and Joseph and where Christ was brought up
and lived until he began his ministry.
– the word comes from the Greek meaning ‘newly
planted’ and refers to a new convert to Christianity,
someone who has recently been baptized.
Testament – the collection of books
that make up the second half of the Christian Scriptures,
from the birth of Christ to his Resurrection and
Ascension and the growth of the early church.
Creed – a statement of belief agreed
in AD 325 by a council of the Church
Prayer – also called Compline. Part
of the Ordered Worship of the church for different
times of the day – also called the Divine
Conformist – a phrase used to describe
Protestant churches who do not conform to the established
Church. It’s applied to the Presbyterians,
the Congregational Churches, Methodists, Quakers
Stipendiary Minister – a minister,
it could be a priest or a deacon, who does not receive
a stipend (or income) from the Church. The usually
support themselves financially with their own employment.
Dimitis – also known as the Song
of Simeon, sung as the Canticle at Night Prayer
(and in some Anglican versions of Evening Prayer).
Simeon greeted the child Jesus with the words, Lord
you your servant go in peace, according your word.
For my eyes have seen Salvation, a light to lighten
the Gentiles and the glory of your people Israel.’
– a female member of a Religious Order