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........

Holy Eucharist

The Last Supper held by Christ and His disciples on the eve of His Passion at which He instituted the Holy Eucharist. The Evangelists and critics generally agree that the Last Supper was on a Thursday, that Christ suffered and died on Friday.......

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.......

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......

Paraclete

Paraclete, Comforter (L. Consolator; Greek parakletos), an appellation of the Holy Spirit. The Greek word which, as a designation of the Holy Spirit at least, occurs only in St. John, has been variously translated "advocate", "intercessor", "teacher, "helper", "comforter". .......

Sheepfold

Jesus is not only our Shepherd who leads us into the "sheepfold", but He is the only door by which we may enter it and be saved (John 10:9). Jesus is the only means we have of receiving eternal life (John 3:16). There is no other way......

Emmaus

In the opinion of many 'Am' was is the Emmaus of the Gospel (Luke 24:13-35), where Christ manifested Himself to two of His Disciples....

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