A church officer; the origin of this office is found in the
The Ten Commandments.
That which is taught as the belief of a church.
Pertaining to the church or the clergy,
Having to do with bishops, or governed by bishops.
Holy Communion, the Lords Supper.
Going without food or certain foods for a specified
The act of bending the knee in worship, or in entering
the sanctuary or approaching the altar, as an indication
of reverence and humilitya custom dating from the
early church, still prevalent in many liturgical churches.
Government by priests or prelates, as in the Roman
The power granted the ecclesiastical leaders of the
church (bishops, priests, ministers, elders, deacons,
subdeacons, etc.) to direct the spiritual function of the
The dogma accepted by Roman Catholics that the
Virgin Mary was conceived free of original sin.
A liturgy is a prescribed form or collection of forms for
public worship; in liturgical churches, rite and ceremony
are more prominent than the emphasis upon preaching
The central worship service of the Roman Catholic
Church, consisting of prayers and ceremonies; the Holy
Eucharist as a sacrifice.
Pertaining to Nicaea, when the Nicene Creed was
adopted at the famous council of A.D. 325 settling the
controversy concerning the persons of the Trinity;
properly called the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed.
A religious rite or ceremony not considered to be a
Belief in doctrine considered correct and sound, or
holding the commonly accepted faith.