John the Baptist

Son of Zacharias and Elisabeth, being of priestly descent through both parents. This lineage was essential, since John was the embodiment of the law of Moses, designed to prepare the way for the Messiah........

Trinity

The Trinity is the term employed to signify the central doctrine of the Christian religion — the truth that in the unity of the Godhead there are Three Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, these Three Persons being truly distinct one from another......

Pentecost

Pentecost—The second in importance of the great Jewish feasts. The term, adopted from the Greek-speaking Jews alludes to the fact that the feast, known in the Old Testament as "the feast of harvest of the firstfruits.....

Ascension

The elevation of Christ into heaven by His own power in presence of His disciples the fortieth day after His Resurrection. It is narrated in Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51, and in the first chapter of the Acts......

Leprosy

Leprosy proper, or lepra tuberculosa, in contradistinction to other skin diseases commonly designated by the Greek word lepra (psoriasis, etc.), is a chronic infectious disease caused by the bacillus leproe.......

Lamb of God

John the baptist identified Jesus with the words: "Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world." His choice of words was deliberate, as a brief overview of part of the Old Testament reveals.......

Baptism of Lord

The Baptism of the Lord is the name of a distinct feast day observed in the Roman Catholic Church. This occasion memorializes the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River by John the Baptist........

Nazareth

Nazareth is situated in the most southerly hills of the Lebanon range, just before it drops abruptly down to the plain of Esdraelon. The town lies in a hollow plateau about 1200 feet above the level of the Mediterranean......

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