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Form 20-F

In the USA, the form required by the Securities and Exchange Commission for the filing of annual results by non-US companies.

vaticinium ex eventu

vaticinium ex eventu  

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The term applied to a passage in the prophets or the gospels which has the form of a prediction but is in fact written in the knowledge of the event having occurred (e.g. probably Luke 21: 20).
chriae

chriae  

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The latter spelling is now more usual. The term was applied to a popular literary form in the ancient world where it was defined as ‘a concise reminiscence aptly attributed to some character’. ...
Church Union

Church Union  

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An Anglican association formed in 1934 by the amalgamation of the English Church Union and the Anglo-Catholic Congress.
beheading

beheading  

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*John the Baptist was beheaded by order of Herod Antipas (Mark 6: 27), and, probably, the apostle James by Herod Agrippa (Acts 12: 2), but it was not the form of capital punishment permitted in the ...
Synapte

Synapte  

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In the E. Church, a prayer in the form of a litany used in the Liturgy and other services.
Oath of Abjuration

Oath of Abjuration  

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An oath renouncing the Stuart dynasty and the temporal power of the Pope, imposed in 1702 on all who took civil, military, or spiritual office. It was replaced in 1858 by a new form of the Oath of ...
Zechariah

Zechariah  

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The Hebrew form of the name rendered Zachariah in Greek. It is widely used in modern English translations of the Bible for the father of St John the Baptist.
Didymus

Didymus  

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(the Gk. form of the Heb. ‘Thomas’, i.e. ‘twin’).An alternative name in Jn. 11: 16, 20: 24, 21: 2 for the Apostle Thomas.
foreordain

foreordain  

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Although this verb, and the noun ‘determination’, are fairly rare in the Bible, the idea they stand for dominates both testaments. In a fairly extreme form it is asserted by Deutero‐Isaiah: ‘I make ...
Forty Hours' Devotion

Forty Hours' Devotion  

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A RC devotion in which the Blessed Sacrament is exposed (see Exposition) for a period of c.40 hours, and the faithful pray before it by turns. In its present form the devotion began in Italy in the ...
Tanak

Tanak  

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Acronym for the Hebrew Scriptures, formed of the initial letters of the Law (Torah), Prophets (Nebi'im), and Writings (Kitubim).
USPG

USPG  

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The United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, formed in 1965 when the SPG and the UMCA amalgamated.
Alternative Services

Alternative Services  

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The Prayer Book (Alternative and Other) Services Measure 1965 provided that for a limited period the services of the C of E might follow forms sanctioned by the Church Assembly (later by the General ...
Christianity in South Pacific

Christianity in South Pacific  

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The LMS sent evangelists who started work in Tahiti in 1797 and rapidly extended it. Many other bodies have played a smaller part in attempts to evangelize the Pacific Islanders, notably Wesleyan ...
Docetism

Docetism  

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In the early Church a tendency, rather than a formulated doctrine, which considered the humanity and sufferings of the earthly Christ as apparent rather than real. In some forms it held that Christ ...
books

books  

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Books of the Hebrew Bible were scrolls, wrapped round rollers (Jer. 36: 2) and unrolled for the appropriate place (Luke 4: 17). Two hands were therefore required for reading them. The Christians' ...
Biblical Commission

Biblical Commission  

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A committee of cardinals was instituted by Leo XIII in 1902 to further Biblical studies and to safeguard the authority of Scripture against the attacks of exaggerated criticism. In answer to ...
John the Apostle

John the Apostle  

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John was a common Jewish name in the 1st cent. ce—a shortened form of Johanan. It was borne by the grandfather and brother of Judas Maccabaeus (1 Macc. 2: 1; 2: 2). John son of Zebedee (Mark 10: 35) ...
burial services

burial services  

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Burial is the traditional Christian method of disposing of the dead. At first burials were occasions of joy; from about the 8th cent., when the prevalence of nominal Christianity made such joy not ...
Philo

Philo  

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Often known as Philo Judaeus, philosopher, writer and political leader, was the leading exponent of Alexandrian-Jewish culture, and, together with Josephus, the most significant figure in ...

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