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Abraham's Bosom

Abraham's Bosom  

(Heb., be-heiko shel Avraham).An expression indicating the location of righteous souls. It led to the famous ‘malapropism’ of the Hostess in Shakespeare's Henry V: ‘Nay, sure he's [Falstaff] not ...
action sermon

action sermon  

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Among Scottish Presbyterians, the sermon preached before the administration of the Lord's Supper.
aer

aer  

(Gk. ἀήρ).A large veil, used in the E. Church to cover the chalice and paten during the Liturgy.
Anaphora

Anaphora  

The name used in the E. Church of the central prayer in the Eucharistic liturgy, known in the W. as the Eucharistic Prayer (q.v.).
blood

blood  

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In Hebrew thought blood was the seat of life, or even identified with life, and it therefore had an essential role in sacrifices, which were themselves fundamental in Hebrew society. The priests were ...
breaking of bread

breaking of bread  

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Early Christian fellowship was expressed in shared property and shared meals (Acts 2: 42); they broke bread in various houses in turn (Acts 2: 46). The ‘breaking’ was only part of the preparation for ...
Cana

Cana  

An ancient small town in Galilee, where Christ is said to have performed his first miracle by changing water into wine during a marriage feast (John 2:1–11).
catechetical material

catechetical material  

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The Greek word catechesis means ‘an echo’, and in NT studies it denotes sections of the epistles which are believed to represent oral instruction for those being baptized. An example would be 1 Pet. ...
chronology, biblical

chronology, biblical  

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1 Old Testament. It is difficult accurately to date the events narrated, partly because there are few allusions to events known from sources outside the OT, partly because the times given for the ...
communion

communion  

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The partaking of the consecrated elements at the Christian eucharist. Along with Lord's Supper it is also (as in the Book of Common Prayer) another name for the whole service of the eucharist.[...]
Dalmatic of Charlemagne

Dalmatic of Charlemagne  

Neither a dalmatic nor belonging to Charlemagne, the so-called Dalmatic of Charlemagne, a piece of silk dating ca.mid-14th C., is a patriarchal sakkos presumably from Constantinople; documented in ...
deacon

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In Catholic, Anglican, and Orthodox Churches, an ordained minister ranking below that of priest (now, except in the Orthodox Church, typically in training for the priesthood). In some Protestant ...
drunkenness

drunkenness  

Intoxication resulting from imbibing an excess of alcohol. It is an offence contrary to s 12 of the Licensing Act 1872 to be drunk in a public place.
Epistles to the Corinthians

Epistles to the Corinthians  

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These two NT letters of St Paul were probably written from Ephesus and Macedonia, c.52–56. 1 Corinthians, occasioned by news which Paul had received from the Church at Corinth, deals with a variety ...
Eucharist

Eucharist  

The Christian service, ceremony, or sacrament commemorating the Last Supper, in which bread and wine are consecrated and consumed. Also, the consecrated elements, especially the bread.From the ...
Great Entrance

Great Entrance  

In the E. Church, the solemn procession before the Offertory at which the Eucharistic bread and wine are carried from the prothesis to the altar.
Hallel

Hallel  

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A portion of the service for certain Jewish festivals, consisting of Psalms 113–118. The word comes from Hebrew hallēl ‘praise’.
Judas Iscariot.

Judas Iscariot.  

The Apostle who betrayed Christ to the Jewish authorities. His death is recorded in three places (Mt. 27: 3–5, Acts 1: 16–20, and in Papias), but only the account in Mt. is unequivocal in seeing it ...
Kalymma

Kalymma  

(κάλυμμα, lit. “cover”), a small cloth used in the liturgy as a veil for covering the eucharistic elements: the diskokalymma covers the paten, the poterokalymma, the chalice; kalymmata are also ...
Kidron

Kidron  

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A valley which runs from the eastern boundary of Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, across which David fled when his son Absalom tried to seize the kingdom from him (2 Sam. 15: 23). Pagan objects of worship ...

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