Required by rubrics when the altar is not of stone. Archives, n.pl. (2) A brief liturgical formula such as, Laus tibi Christe. (2) Divine— the providence of God which permits man to exist and because of which God concurs in man's acts, and by which God co-acts with His creature. Traditional Catholic books available for free to download or read online. Catechetical, adj. They are: Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers, and Compline. Commendation (of the soul), n.; L.  The prayers for the dying, found in the Rituale Romanum. The vicar-general today corresponds to this early office. This enumeration is not an article of faith. Anchor, n.; Gr,, L. The symbol of hope. (Cf. Agrapha (ag-ra-fa), n.pl. Collection, n.; L. Offering, usually made in money, taken up during services in the church; an alms offered during Mass. similar circumstances. It should be of gold or silver, or the cup should be of silver and gold lined; it is consecrated by A square silk veil used to cover the paten and chalice. (attitude, gesture, etc.) (Cf. Commendatory letters, n.pl. The code binds Catholics of the Latin rite only. Gr., L. One who teaches those preparing to receive Baptism; one giving instructions in catechism. at the lower end, about the height of a man (6 ft. 10 in. (1) The proceedings and their recording in a court of justice. The fourth Sunday after Easter, so named from the first words of the introit of the Mass of that day. These are heraldic emblems, usually consisting of a shield surmounted by the tiara or ecclesiastical hat from which cords with tassels descend. ; Heb., L. (1) An obscure Gnostic sect of the second century. Passion music. pl. Archpriest, n.; Gr., (1) A dean; a head of a diocesan deanery. It may include all pi. which honor is given to God. Otherwise, the word is merely to mark the ending of a statement. Chrism, n.; Gr., L., A.S. A mixture of olive oil and balsam blessed by the bishop and used in the administration of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and in the ordination of a priest. Counsel, n.; L. A gift of the Holy Ghost; prudence in recognizing and doing what is right, expression of a desire that some evil Council, n.; L. An assembly of higher ecclesiastics and rulers in the Church to discuss and decide upon ecclesiastical matters, either of legislation or doctrine. to the True Church and today is recognized as the name of the Church. The Protestant Apocrypha differs from that Chamberlain, n.; Fr. (2) In theology, a certain accidental reward over and above the essential bliss of heaven given to persons who achieve heaven with extraordinary degrees of merit. Celebrant, n.; L. The priest or bishop who offers a Mass or conducts any other church service as distinguished from his assistants in the service. transgression. His authority is the administration of the property of the abbey, the enforcing of the rule, the exercise of quasi-episcopal powers, as he has the privilege of conferring Tonsure and Minor Orders, and a limited use of the Pontificals, and he may at times pontificate. (2) The obligation attached to certain days on which the Church forbids Catholics to eat flesh meat; the limiting of the kind of food but not the quantity as in fasting. (1) A writer or speaker who defends Christianity and the Church from attacks by infidels and others. Synodaticum.). Camauro, n. It. Christians of the early Church replaced these objects with medals or emblems bearing an image or relic and worn for veneration not for good luck or other superstitious purposes. Christus, n.; Gr., L. (1) The Latin name of Christ; (2) name applied to the chanter or singer who sings the words spoken by our Lord during the recital of the Gospel story of the passion. Apostasy, n.; Gr., L, Defection from God through entire rejection of either one or more of the following after it had been previously accepted: (1) the Christian faith; (2) ecclesiastical obedience; (3) the religious or clerical state. which the cruets containing wine and water are placed. A vow of voluntary chastity may be made by a person privately. Calefactory, n.; L.The common room or community room of a monastery; a room of the monastery in which there is a fireplace. (Cf. Allegorical, adj. The land or property belonging to the church and immediately surrounding the church, often devoted to the burial of members of the congregation; sometimes called a cemetery. It increases sanctifying grace and imprints a lasting character or mark on the soul. A divinely infused virtue by which we prefer God as the sovereign necessary instruction, and the other Originally a garment worn by laymen; it is now the short surplice. a system of measuring the time especially in difficult circumstances. A portable vessel to hold holy water and into which the aspergill is dipped. book. life in the world. Males attain the age of puberty at the end of the fourteenth year, and females at the end of the twelfth year of age; those who have not reached the age of puberty are not subject to penalties latae sententiae; God-parents at Baptism must normally be at least fourteen years of age. ; L. (1) An ordinance in canon law, of an ecclesiastical authority, either by letter or decree. Title given to an abbot, but generally to a secular ecclesiastic in France; often used colloquially to refer to any cleric. One who helps a bishop in performing the duties of the diocese. of their more "full knowledge." All commemorations of the Mass are made up of Collect, Secret, and Postcommunion. (2) The part of Gr., L. Instructions in Christian doctrine, usually of the question and answer form, by which the elements of faith or belief are taught to children or those preparing to enter the Church as converts. Chair, n.; L., O.Fr. A representation of the cross of crucifixion together with the figure Concomitance, n.; L. The presence of Christ's Body and Blood, under either consecrated A term applied to the manner of life of religious who devote themselves to prayer and meditation rather than to active works, such as teaching, etc. (3) Adoration of the Cross: the ceremony of Good Friday, so called by long use, which is an act of venerating the crucifix. Christogram, n.; Gr., L. A symbol of Christ; chiefly that made up of the first two Greek letters in the name of Christ, namely, Chi and Rho, which is formed thus, XP. (3) The Sacred Species received by one communicating. (Cf, Ecumenical.). Comb, n.; A.S. An ivory comb required by the rubrics for the consecration of a bishop, used ; L. Papal representative sent to a country having no regular diplomatic relations with the Holy See. Hail Mary, Ave Maria.). Cassock , n.; It., Fr. (Cf. person for the correction of an offense. A place of burial beneath a church. A (1) Episcopal — the business office from which all documents pertaining to the exercise of the bishop's jurisdiction proceed; a place of retaining all legal papers in all matters pertaining to the fivefold jurisdiction of the bishop. Curialia, n. pl; L. The duties and Code, n.; L., Fr. (2) The evangelical counsel which prompts one to vow permanently not to indulgulge force of law if it is good and useful Casuistry, n.; L., Fr. to the thirsty, to visit the sick, to visit prisoners, to give shelter to strangers, and to bury the dead. An action or practice repeated under Altar stone, n.; L., A.S.(1) The small square, consecrated stone which is the portable altar. celebrating Mass, worn as a mantle over his shoulders and covering the body, front and rear, and descending to Colobium, n.; Gr., L. A long sleeveless garment of royalty in which Christ is often pictured. Laws binding under conscience, which the Church by law-ful authority has made and imposed on the faithful. celtic word applied to those who Cathedra, n.; Gr., L. (1) The chair in which the bishop sits; now termed the throne. Roman Catholic: 3. including many different types…. Clausura, n.; L. The enclosure, (1) That part of a monastery or convent which has been canonically set apart as the place of residence of the religious and which may not be transgressed by The diocesan ; Gr., L. Early Christian writers who wrote on doctrinal subjects and whose writings were not done later than the opening of the third century. Cursus, n.; L. The order Cure of Souls, n.; L., O.Fr. Collegiate Church, adj. Accident, n.; L., Fr. The liturgy comprises the ceremonies, actions, and language. Concursus, n.; L. The examination of candidates to be raised to ecclesiastical benefice; Cardinal (virtues), n. Apologist , n.; Gr. The license to print a writing on a Catholic subject, especially one treating of doctrine, morality, canon law, or scripture required of the diocese; approval by the bishop is necessary before a writing bearing teachings of the Church may be printed and presented to the faithful. (2) of a vow, the withdrawal or suspension of the obligation by a lawful superior. of numbers or letters standing for Contemplation, n.; L. A high state of interior union with God. The upper room where Christ and His Apostles ate the Last Supper. (2) The rule separating members of a convent from the world by forbidding them to commune with those outside the walls. of Christ. In the Church it has come to mean a rule of belief or conduct. Indifference toward a spiritual good because one is obliged to live up to its troublesome requirements. It may also be required for images. It's a better definition. The laws: usually six in number, for the spiritual good of the faithful impose obligations under pain of sin They are: (1) To hear Mass on Sundays and Holydays of obligation; (2) to fast and abstain on all days appointed; (3) to receive holy Communion during the Easter season; (4) to receive the Sacrament of Penance at least once a year (5) to contribute toward the support of our priests; (6) to refrain from marrying within the fourth degree of kindred, or to solemnize marriage during the forbidden times. Common, n.; L. (1) The ordinary of the Mass, especially the sung parts. Traditionalist Catholicism is a set of religious beliefs and practices comprising customs, traditions, liturgical forms, public and private, individual and collective devotions, and presentations of Catholic Church teachings that were in vogue in the decades that immediately preceded the Second Vatican Council (1962–65). Cope, n.; L. A cape-like vestment, usually of silk, reaching from the shoulders to the feet. 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