of God – in the Jewish religion,
lambs were sacrificed to God. Jesus was called the
Lamb of God by John the Baptist, because Jesus is
the one who is sacrificed for us. We use the words,
Lamb of God, you take way the sins of the world,
have mercy on us…’ during the Eucharist
- during or after the breaking of bread.
Judgement – by this we mean that
at Christ’s coming in glory all of us will
have to explain our lives to Go, who will condemn
and destroy all that is evil and bring us to the
joy of the Lord. God’s judgement is always
accompanied by love and mercy.
person – generally used of people
who aren’t ordained. However, the word come
from the Greek ‘laos’ referring to the
whole people of God.
on of hands – Its used in the Old
Testament as a way of blessing and followed by Christ
who used it in working miracles, and in the Church.
The Apostles and early church used it in Confirmation
and in Ordination. It’s also used in the ministry
– an item of furniture in Church from which
the Bible is read in public worship
– a book containing extracts of Scripture
appointed to be read at public worship.
– another word for a lectern from where the
word of God is proclaimed.
- the period of preparation before Easter. There
are forty days of Lent, excluding the Sundays. It
is appropriate as a time for preparation for the
rites of Christian Initiation (Baptism) at Easter.
– a type of prayer with a series of different
petitions to God with a fixed response to be said
or sung by the people
Calendar – the calendar of the church
with the dates of important days of celebration.
Colours – a sequence of colours for
different seasons of the Church’s year for
vestments and other objects. The colours used are
green, white, red and purple.
Music – the music used for the liturgy
of the Church In Wales.
– the ordered worship of the church.
of the Word – the part of the Eucharist
when we listen to the Scriptures. On a Sunday and
major feasts there are usually three readings: Old
Testament, New Testament and Gospel Reading. There
is also a Psalm
Supper – on the night he was betrayed
Jesus sat down with his disciples in an Upper Room
to celebrate the Jewish Passover. He gave them bread
and said, ‘Take eat, this is my body.’
He gave them wine and said, ‘Take, drink,
this is my blood.’ This is the beginning of
the Holy Eucharist.
Preacher - in the Anglican Church, a Lay
Preacher is someone who is not ordained but who
has the authority to preach
Prayer – when Jesus was asked by
his disciples to teach them to pray, he gave this
Supper – the name given by some to
describe the Holy Eucharist
– a famous French place of pilgrimage
where in 1858 a 14 year old peasant girl had visions
of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
– For Christians this is what determines everything
that God does and everything that should determine
how we respond to him. In the letter of St John,
we read that we love because God first loved us.
Love, in this sense, is not just an emotion or a
simple affection of someone of something. Jesus
gave us a new commandment to love as he has loved
us. Jesus shows us how to love.
St – the writer of the third Gospel
and the Acts of the Apostles. He accompanied St
Paul on his second Missionary Journey. He is often
represented as an ox.