The word relics comes from the Latin reliquiae the counterpart of the Greek leipsana which already before the propagation of Christianity was used in its modern sense, viz. The veneration of relics, in fact, is to some extent a primitive instinctand it is associated with many other religious systems besides that of Christianity.
This list represents only a tiny fraction of articles available on the New Advent website. Francis, preserved at St. Consequently the word lay does not strictly connote any idea of hostility towards the clergy or the Church much less towards religion.
Laicization, therefore, considered etymologically, simply means the reducing of persons or things having an ecclesiastical character to a lay condition Laity - The body of the faithful, outside of the ranks of the clergy Lamb, Paschal - A lamb which the Israelites were commanded to eat with peculiar rites as a part of the Passover celebration Lamb in Early Christian Symbolism - One of the few Christian symbols dating from the first century is that of the Good Shepherd carrying on His shoulders a lamb or a sheep, with two other sheep at his side Lamp, Altar - In the Old Testament God commanded that a lamp filled with the purest oil of olives should always burn in the Tabernacle of the Testimony without the veil Lance, The Holy - In the Gospel of St.
John xix, 34that, after our Saviour's death, 'one of the soldiers with a spear [lancea] opened his side and immediately there came out blood and History and the roman catholic church essay Lando, Pope - Reigned Lantern - In Italian or modern architecture, a small structure on the top of a dome, for the purpose of admitting light, for promoting ventilation, and for ornament Laodicea - A titular see, of Asia Minor, metropolis of Phrygia Pacatiana, said to have been originally called Diospolis and Rhoas; Antiochus II colonized it between and B.
John Lateran Latin, Ecclesiastical - The Latin in the official textbooks of the Church the Bible and the Liturgyas well as in the works of those Christian writers of the West who have undertaken to expound or defend Christian beliefs Latin Church - The Latin Church is simply that vast portion of the Catholic body which obeys the Latin patriarch, which submits to the pope, not only in papal, but also in patriarchal matters Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem - Founded as a result of the First Crusade, in Destroyed a first time by Saladin init was re-established around Saint-Jean d'Acre and maintained until the capture of that city in Latin Literature in Christianity Before the Sixth Century - The Latin language was not at first the literary and official organ of the Christian Church in the West.
The Gospel was announced by preachers whose language was Greek, and these continued to use Greek, if not in their discourses, at least in their most important acts Latria - In classical Greek originally meant 'the state of a hired servant' Aesch.
It is used especially for Divine service Plato, 'Apol. In Christian literature it came to have a technical sense for the supreme honour due to His servants, the angels and saints Latrocinium - The Acts of the first session of this synod were read at the Council of Chalcedon,and have thus been preserved.
This religious body had its origin during the early part of the nineteenth century. Joseph Smith, the founder and first president of the sect, was the son of a Vermont farmer, and was born in Sharon township, Windsor County, in that state, on 23 December, Lauds - Article on the canonical hour once known as Matins, then as Lauds, now as Morning Prayer.
John of Jerusalem; b. Among the Roman jurists natural law designated those instincts and emotions common to man and the lower animals, such as the instinct of self-preservation and love of offspring Law, Roman - This subject is briefly treated under the two heads of; I.
History Lawrence, Saint - Deacon, martyr, d. He died in Lawrence of Brindisi, Saint - An Italian Capuchin with a talent for languages, much in demand as a preacher, was chaplain of the Imperial army. Doctor of the Church.
Lay Brothers - Religious occupied solely with manual labour and with the secular affairs of a monastery or friary Lazarites - A congregation of secular priests with religious vows founded by St. Vincent de Paul Lazarus - The name of two persons in the N. Lazarus of Jerusalem originated in a leper hospital founded in the twelfth century by the crusaders of the Latin Kingdom Lectern - Support for a book, reading-desk, or bookstand, a solid and permanent structure upon which the Sacred Books, which were generally large and heavy, were placed when used by the ministers of the altar in liturgical functions Lectionary - A term of somewhat vague significance, used with a good deal of latitude by liturgical writers Lector - A lector reader in the West is a clerk having the second of the four minor orders.
In the ecclesiastical sense it means one whom the pope sends to sovereigns or governments or only to the members of the episcopate and faithful of a country, as his representative, to treat of church matters or even on a mission of honour Legends, Literary or Profane - In the period of national origins history and legend are inextricably mingled.
In the course of oral transmission historic narrative necessarily becomes more or less legendary Legends of the Saints - The legenda are stories about the saints, and often include a mix of historical fact and unhistorical embellishments Le Gras, Venerable Louise de Marillac - Founder of the Sisters of Charity of St.
Vincent de Paul, d. No certainty either as to when he was elected or as to exactly how long he reigned Leo VI, Pope - The exact dates of the election and death of Leo VI are uncertain, but it is clear that he was pope during the latter half of Leo VII, Pope - Date of birth unknown; d.
A Roman and priest of St.Under the Roman Empire. While a Catholic (i.e., "universal") Church came into being only at the Council of Nicaea in , a unified interpretation of the new religion of Christianity had begun to emerge during the three preceding centuries, and concomitantly the foundations of a Church attitude toward the Jews.
The early Church Fathers, eager to complete the break with the synagogue, urged the. The story of Roman Catholicism in the nineteenth century IS the story of immigration.
Until about , the Roman Catholic population of the United States was a small minority of mostly English Catholics, who were often quite socially accomplished. James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, editor at large of America and author.
How should the Catholic Church minister to those who feel excluded? That is one of the questions being taken up by the. This list represents only a tiny fraction of articles available on the New Advent website.
For a more complete list, please see the full index for L or use the search box at the top of this page.. La Salette - Located in the commune and parish of La Salette-Fallavaux, Canton of Corps, Department of Isere, and Diocese of Grenoble La Salle, John Baptist de, Saint - Essay on the founder of the.
The Byzantine Church of the Apostolic Sees of Alexandria, Antioch and Jerusalem by Mgr. Joseph Nasrallah [concise history] The Imperial Church — Court Church of Constantinople. Nov 29, · Is the Roman Catholic Church the Successor of the Roman Empire?
– A History Essay for the Vellacott Prize by Philipp Ershov.