Theology Section 2 Part 1
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The four essential features or characteristics of the Church: One, Holy, Catholic (universal), and Apostolic.
marks of the Church
Based on the Latin credo, meaning, “I believe,” a creed is an official presentation of the faith, usually prepared and presented by a council of the Church and used in the Church's liturgy. Two creeds occupy a special place in the Church's life: the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed.
The uninterrupted passing on of apostolic preaching and authority from the Apostles directly to all bishops. It is accomplished through the laying on of hands when a bishop is ordained in the Sacrament of Holy Orders as instituted by Christ. The office of bishop is permanent, because at ordination a bishop is marked with an indelible, sacred character
The movement to restore unity among all Christians.
A major break that causes division. A schism in the Church is caused by the refusal to submit to the Pope or to be in communion with the Church’s members
A severe penalty that results from grave sin against Church law. The penalty is either imposed by a Church official or happens automatically as a result of the offense. An excommunicated person is not permitted to celebrate or receive the Sacraments.
The means by which the Church takes away the punishment that a person would receive in Purgatory
A person who studies theology. Theology is “the study of God”; the academic discipline and effort to understand, interpret, and order our experience of God and Christian faith; classically defined as “faith seeking understanding.”
The new testament is characterized by
Christ gave the church the gift of ____
The ultimate example and source of the church's unity is
the eternal unity of the three divine persons of the trinity
unity should not be confused with ____
there is great ____ in the church
____ threatens christ's gift of unity
The greatest bond of unity is ____
characteristics that bind us
- profession of one faith
- the common celebration of divine worship
- recognition of the successors of the aposltles
The ____ creed was developed from the baptismal creed
The _ creed was developed at the church's first two ecumenical councils(Council of Nicaea, Council of Constantinople)
The _ create bonds of unity within the church, esp Eucharist
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