adherence to the Torah and Talmud but with selected
allowances for some departures in Orthodox
Judaism in keeping with differing times and
COUNSELING One of the services provided by the
chaplains in an RMF involving confidentiality and
the honoring of privileged information. The
professional service of providing guidance to an
individual by means of psychological methods such
as taking case histories, using personal interviewing
techniques, and helping to devise a plan of action or
behavior for the person being counseled.
CURRICULUM MATERIALS Materials in various
areas of specialization used for religious education.
DATABASE In computer language, a collection of
facts about a subject or subjects, divided into files
and records that are organized for easy access.
DENOMINATION A religious organization uniting
in a single legal and administrative body a number
of congregations following the basic tenets of that
organization. In Christianity, one of the many
branches or faith groups within the Christian
DESKTOP PUBLISHING A method of using
personal computer equipment and systems to
produce printed materials of professional quality.
DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION
SYSTEM A system of classification used for
books and other publications in general libraries
to group materials according to subject areas. The
main classes are designated by three-digit numbers
preceding a decimal point and the subclasses are
shown by numbers following the decimal point.
DIAGRAMMING A method of outlining, laying out,
or structuring a task or program by examining each
of the major separate parts.
DIRECTORY See Information and Referral
DISABILITY A condition of being disabled or
disadvantaged as a result of a physical or mental
DISCLOSURE The act of communicating or making
known thoughts, desires, plans, or actions that
would otherwise remain hidden. Disclosure is an
important aspect of the relationship between the
chaplain and the RP.
DISK OPERATING SYSTEM In computer
language, the disk operating system (DOS) is a
complex program used to control, assist, operate, or
supervise all other programs that run on a computer
EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH A major
religion or faith group of Christianity composed of
the Eastern churches according allegiance to the
patriarch of Constantinople and adhering to the
decisions of the first seven ecumenical councils and
the Byzantine form of ritual.
ECCLESIASTICAL ENDORSING AGENCY The
official agency of a specific faith group that
endorses its own clerical requirements regarding the
application and appointment of chaplains.
ECUMENICAL COUNCIL In Christianity, a
worldwide gathering of leaders of the Christian
church convened to rule on teachings within the
EUCHARIST In Christianity, the act of communion.
A Christian sacrament involving the ritual use of
bread and wine.
EXTREME UNCTION In Christianity, a sacrament
in which a priest anoints a critically ill or injured
person and prays for the persons recovery and
FAITH GROUP A group professing beliefs in the
traditional doctrines of a religion.
FELLOWSHIP Community of interest, activity,
feeling, or experience accorded to members of a
given church or faith group.
FIELD EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES Special
faith group kits and supplies used by chaplains and
RPs to administer to Navy and Marine Corps
personnel in the field or in mobile or combat
FORMAL LITURGICAL RITE In Christianity, the
style in which the worship service is offered
according to fixed rites.
FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION The underlying
principle of the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps
emphasizing the promotion of the spiritual,
religious, moral, and personal well-being through
ministry to naval personnel, their family members,
and other authorized personnel. The CRP is the
vehicle through which the commanding officer of
an activity provides for divine services, sacraments,
ordinances, rites and ceremonies, outreach
programs, pastoral care and counseling, spiritual
growth, and religious education to promote the free