Eucharist: Also the Lord’s Supper, or Holy Communion, a central sacrament and ritual of Christianity patterned after the Last Supper, which was shared by Jesus and his twelve apostles.
Martyr: “witness” Those who choose to die rather than violate their religious convictions.
New Testament: A collection of twenty-seven writings that by the late fourth century A.D., had been adopted by orthodox Christians as their primary sacred text.
Bishop: Officials within the early Church who were regarded as successors to the Apostles. Bishops were responsible for overseeing the Church and administering the Eucharist.
Gospel: “Good News”. Referring generally to the saving power of the life, Crucifixion, Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Second Coming: The anticipated return of Christ to the world, on which occasion the dead will be resurrected and all people will be judged.
Trinity: A core Christian doctrine that god consist of three persons-God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit-who are at the same time one god.
Art Through the Ages:
Annunciation to Mary: The archangel Gabriel announces to the Virgin Mary that she will miraculously conceive and give birth to the God’s son Jesus.
Adoration of the Magi: A bright star alerts three wise men in the East that the King of the Jews has been born. They travel 12 days to find the Holy Family and present precious gifts to the infant Jesus.
Baptism: The beginning of Jesus’ public ministry is marked by this baptism at the age of 30 by John the Baptist in the Jordan River, where the dove of the Holy Spirit appears and God’s voice is head proclaiming Jesus as his son.
Miracles: In the course of his teaching Jesus perform many miracles revealing his divine nature such as, healing and raising the dead, turning water into wine, walking water, calming storms and much more.
Entry in to Jerusalem: On the Sunday before his Crucifixion, Jesus rides triumphantly into Jerusalem on a donkey, accompanied by disciples. Crowds of people greet Jesus and place palm fronds in his path.
Last Supper: During the Last Supper Jesus foretells his imminent betrayal, arrest, and death and invites is disciples to remember him when they eat bread and wine.
Crucifixion: The romans force Jesus to carry the cross on which he will be crucified. On the way he falls three times and his robe is stripped off along the way. Soldiers erect the cross and nail his hand and feet to it.
Deposition, Lamentation, and Entombment: Two disciples, Joseph and Nicodemus remove Jesus’ body from the cross. They take Jesus to the tomb Joseph has purchased for himself. Saint John, the Virgin Mary, and Mary Magdalene morn over his death. In…