Peter Simon

St. Peter's true and original name was Simon, sometimes occurring in the form Symeon. He was the son of Jona (Johannes) and was born in Bethsaida, a town on Lake Genesareth, the position of which cannot be established with certainty...

Soul

The question of the reality of the soul and its distinction from the body is among the most important problems of philosophy, for with it is bound up the doctrine of a future life......

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......

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......

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