– For Christians this has come to mean a small,
often ornamental, receptacle for the vessels that
contain the Blessed Sacrament. By tradition, a lamp
is kept burning before it.
– an international, ecumenical community in
France, founded by Brother Roger in 1940, and consisting
of lay people and Religious (See Religious Orders).
It has become a place of pilgrimage, especially
for young people. They work for Reconciliation between
people. They are well known for a certain type of
music, which uses chants and meditative and repetitive
of Jerusalem – the idea of a national
shrine of the Jews at Jerusalem came from King David,
although the first ever Temple dates back to Solomon.
The first temple was destroyed in 586 BC and the
structure of the Second Temple was desecrated again
in 167 BC. The grandest of Temple Buildings was
built by Herod the Great – in order to make
himself popular! This was the Temple standing in
Jesus’ time. When the Romans destroyed Jerusalem
in 70AD worship at the Temple stopped.
– usually meant to refer to being tempted
to sin, although it can also mean a ‘trying’
or ‘proving’. God gives us free will
to make our own decisions and to act and say things
freely. We may be tempted to do or say wrong things.
However, God also gives us the strength and ability
not to give in to behaving in a bad way.
of Christ – after his baptism Jesus
spent some time alone (40 days) in the wilderness.
In the Gospel we read of how he was tempted three
times by the devil. Jesus knows what it’s
like to be human. But he didn’t give in to
sin. (Mark 1:13, Matthew 4:1-11, Luke 4:1-13) See
also Baptism of Jesus.
Commandments – the commandments revealed
to Moses on Mount Sinai and engraved on two tablets
of stone. They are a clear rule of life, of religious
and moral teaching. The Ten Commandments were summed
up by Jesus by instructing people to love God and
their neighbour. He also said, ‘I give you
new commandment. Love one another as I have loved
College – a college where men and
women train for Ordained Ministry.
– a metal vessel for burning incense in worship.
The container is usually connected to a chain so
that the thurible can be swung.
The – this word relates to Jesus
appearing in glory during his earthly life. We are
told in the gospels that Jesus took Peter, James
and John up a mountain (traditionally Mount Tabor)
where they saw him transfigured with Moses and Elijah.
It’s an important event because it shows that
all the prophecies of the prophets and the Jewish
Law pointed to Jesus as the Christ or the Messiah,
and it gives a glimpse of the future glory that
he was to have. The Feast of the Transfiguration
is celebrated on August 6th.
Doctrine of – the belief about God
as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Sunday – the Sunday following Pentecost
Sunday that focuses on God as Trinity: Father, Son
and Holy Spirit.