Office – also known as Divine Office
- a series of Prayer of the Church for different
times of the day and for every day of the week,
with Morning and Evening being the principle prayer
times. The word ‘office’ comes from
a word meaning obligation.
St – the patron Saint of Wales. He
died at the turn of the 6th century. He lived a
very simple life and later founded 12 Monasteries.
He finally settled at a place called ‘Menevia,’
now known as St David’s, where he set up an
abbey. His Feast Day is March 1st.
King – David probably died around
970 BC and was the first king of the Judean dynasty.
In the Jewish tradition, David is an important figure.
And in the New Testament, Jesus is said to be an
ancestor of David.
– one of the three orders of Ordained Ministers
in the Church. Their ministry includes helping the
priest in worship and pastoral care. They are called
to preach the Gospel, and can also baptise. The
first deacons were appointed to care for the poor
and distribute money. Among the first Deacons were
St Stephen and St Philip (Acts 6:1-6)
– the title of a priest who has been given
supervision for something in particular. For example,
the Dean of a Cathedral looks after the day to day
running of a cathedral, along with Canons. Area
Deans help the Bishop in looking after certain areas
of the diocese called Deaneries.
– even when faced with death, Christians have
a sure ground for hope and confidence and even joy
because Jesus, who shared our human life and death,
was raised from the dead and has shown us that death
is not the end.
– in the Christian sense this is anyone who
follows Jesus. Jesus had many disciples but chose
twelve of them to be his apostles.
– the area governed by the bishop, and divided
to our Neighbour – we learn our duty
to our neighbour from the Ten Commandments and the
teaching of Jesus. By ‘neighbour’ we
don’t mean just our next-door neighbour but
anyone we know and meet. We are taught to: love,
respect and help our parents, to show respect for
the life God has given us, to be clean in thought
word and action, be honest and fait in all that
we do, to speak the truth, to resist temptation
and not be envious, greedy or jealous, and to be
thankful and generous. Jesus taught as to love our
neighbour as ourselves.