– the Hebrew word for ‘teacher.’
Jesus was called Rabbi.
– Imagine you have fallen out with your friend.
If you make up and sort the problems out and become
friends again, you are reconciled! We are reconciled
to God through Jesus. In other words, even though
we do bad things, our friendship with God is made
better through all that Jesus has done for us. Reconciliation
is also a word used to describe Confession or The
Ministry of Absolution
– through the death and resurrection of Jesus
we have been delivered or saved from sin and death.
This is redemption
the – In the sixteenth century, many
people were unhappy about some aspects of the Roman
Catholic Church. So they set about to reform it.
However, many people broke away from the Roman Catholic
Church and set up their own Churches. This period
in history is called The Reformation.
Orders – communities where people
live together according to a rule of life, and usually
taking the vows of obedience, chastity and poverty.
A male member of a Religious Order is called a Monk.
A female member is called a Nun. There are Religious
Orders in both the Roman Catholic and Anglican Church.
– sorrow for our sins
Sacrament – in many churches the
Bread of the Eucharist (the Body of Christ) is reserved
in church so that it can be taken to people who
are ill or housebound.
Psalm – The Psalms are often sung
or said by the people repeating a phrase from the
psalm between each verse or group of verses. The
verses are sung by a cantor.
of Christ – the whole of our Faith
hangs on the Resurrection of Christ from the dead.
By being raised Jesus from the dead, God has shown
us that he is victorious over sin and death….
of the Body – this means that just
as Christ was raised from the dead, we believe that
the whole of our being will be raised to share in
the life of God forever.
Catholic Church – the Catholic church
that is in communion with the Pope i.e. who looks
to the Pope as its leader.
– An early tradition is that St Peter reached
Rome in AD 42 and by the time that the Letter to
the Romans was written there was a large Christian
Community there. Rome soon became a very important
city in the life of the Church. Both St Peter and
St Paul were martyred in Rome.
– this is a bead of prayers arranged in five
groups of ten beads (known as a ‘decade’).
Each decade relates to a Mystery on which the individual
meditates. There are 20 mysteries, divided into
four: The Joyful Mysteries, the Sorrowful Mysteries,
the Glorious Mysteries, and the Mysteries of Light
(introduced by Pope John Paul II). The prayers for
the beads include: Our Father… Hail Mary…
and Glory be….