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THE OUR FATHER,

Our Father, Who art in heaven,


Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen
THE CREED
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

WORDS CONNECTED WITH RELIGION

1. religion

(r -l j n) n. 1. a. Belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers regarded as creator and
governor of the universe. b. A personal or institutionalized system grounded in such belief and worship.
2. The life or condition of a person in a religious order.
3. A set of beliefs, values, and practices based on the teachings of a spiritual leader.
4. A cause, principle, or activity pursued with zeal or conscientious devotion.
Idiom: get religion Informal
1. To become religious or devout. 2. To resolve to end one's immoral behavior.

2. god

(g d) n. 1. God
a. A being conceived as the perfect, omnipotent, omniscient originator and ruler of the
universe, the principal object of faith and worship in monotheistic religions.
b. The force, effect, or a manifestation or aspect of this being.
2. A being of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshiped by a people, especially a male deity thought to
control some part of nature or reality.
3. An image of a supernatural being; an idol. 4. One that is worshiped, idealized, or followed: Money was their god.
5. A very handsome man.
6. A powerful ruler or despot.

3. saint

(s nt) n. 1. a. Abbr. St. or S. Christianity A person officially recognized, especially by canonization, as being
entitled to public veneration and capable of interceding for people on earth.
b. A person who has died and gone to heaven.
c. Saint A member of any of various religious groups, especially a Latter-Day Saint.
2. An extremely virtuous person.
tr.v. sainted, sainting, saints To name, recognize, or venerate as a saint; canonize.

4. angel

( n j l) n. 1. A typically benevolent celestial being that acts as an intermediary between heaven and earth,
especially in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Zoroastrianism.
2. A representation of such a being, especially in Christianity, conventionally in the image of a human figure with a halo and
wings.
3. angels Christianity The last of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology. From the highest to the lowest in rank, the
orders are: seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominations or dominions, virtues, powers, principalities, archangels, and angels.
4. A guardian spirit or guiding influence.
5. a. A kind and lovable person.
b. One who manifests goodness, purity, and selflessness.
6. Informal A financial backer of an enterprise, especially a dramatic production or a political campaign.

5. trinity

(tr n -t ) n. pl. trinities 1. A group consisting of three closely related members. Also called triunity.
2. Trinity Theology In most Christian faiths, the union of three divine persons, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in one God.
Also called Trine.

6. holy

(h l ) adj. holier, holiest 1. Belonging to, derived from, or associated with a divine power; sacred.
2. Regarded with or worthy of worship or veneration; revered: a holy book.
3. Living according to a strict or highly moral religious or spiritual system; saintly: a holy person.
4. Specified or set apart for a religious purpose: a holy place.
5. Solemnly undertaken; sacrosanct: a holy pledge.
6. Regarded as deserving special respect or reverence: The pursuit of peace is our holiest quest.
7. Informal Used as an intensive: raised holy hell over the mischief their children did.

7. prayer 1

(prr) n. 1. a. A reverent petition made to God, a god, or another object of worship.


b. The act of making a reverent petition to God, a god, or another object of worship.
2. An act of communion with God, a god, or another object of worship, such as in devotion, confession, praise, or
thanksgiving: One evening a week, the family would join together in prayer.
3. A specially worded form used to address God, a god, or another object of worship.
4. prayers A religious observance in which praying predominates: morning prayers.
5. a. A fervent request: Her prayer for rain was granted at last.
b. The thing requested: His safe arrival was their only prayer.
6. The slightest chance or hope: In a storm the mountain climbers won't have a prayer.
7. Law a. The request of a complainant, as stated in a complaint or in equity, that the court grant the aid or relief solicited.

b. The section of the complaint or bill that contains this request.

8. faith

(f th) n. 1. Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.
2. Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence. See Synonyms at belief, trust.
3. Loyalty to a person or thing; allegiance: keeping faith with one's supporters.
4. often Faith Christianity The theological virtue defined as secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will.
5. The body of dogma of a religion: the Muslim faith.

9. theology

(th - l -j ) n. pl. theologies


1. The study of the nature of God and religious truth; rational inquiry into religious questions.
2. A system or school of opinions concerning God and religious questions: Protestant theology; Jewish theology.
3. A course of specialized religious study usually at a college or seminary.

10. divine

(d -v n ) adj. diviner, divinest


1. a. Having the nature of or being a deity.
b. Of, relating to, emanating from, or being the expression of a deity: sought divine guidance through meditation.
c. Being in the service or worship of a deity; sacred.
2. Superhuman; godlike.
3. a. Supremely good or beautiful; magnificent: a divine performance of the concerto.
b. Extremely pleasant; delightful: had a divine time at the ball.
4. Heavenly; perfect.
n. 1. A cleric. 2. A theologian.

11. doctrine

(d k tr n) n. 1. A principle or body of principles presented for acceptance or belief, as by a religious,


political, scientific, or philosophic group; dogma.
2. A rule or principle of law, especially when established by precedent.
3. A statement of official government policy, especially in foreign affairs and military strategy.
4. Archaic Something taught; a teaching

12. spirit

(sp r t) n. 1. a. The vital principle or animating force within living beings. b. Incorporeal consciousness.
2. The soul, considered as departing from the body of a person at death.
3. Spirit The Holy Spirit.
4. A supernatural being, as: a. An angel or a demon. b. A being inhabiting or embodying a particular place, object, or natural
phenomenon. c. A fairy or sprite.
5. a. The part of a human associated with the mind, will, and feelings: Though unable to join us today, they are with us in
spirit. b. The essential nature of a person or group.
6. A person as characterized by a stated quality: He is a proud spirit.
7. a. An inclination or tendency of a specified kind: Her actions show a generous spirit.
b. A causative, activating, or essential principle: The couple's engagement was announced in a joyous spirit.
8. spirits A mood or an emotional state: The guests were in high spirits. His sour spirits put a damper on the gathering.
9. A particular mood or an emotional state characterized by vigor and animation: sang with spirit.
10. Strong loyalty or dedication: team spirit.
11. The predominant mood of an occasion or a period: "The spirit of 1776 is not dead" Thomas Jefferson.
12. The actual though unstated sense or significance of something: the spirit of the law.
13. An alcohol solution of an essential or volatile substance. Often used in the plural with a singular verb.
14. spirits An alcoholic beverage, especially distilled liquor.
tr.v. spirited, spiriting, spirits 1. To carry off mysteriously or secretly: The documents had been spirited away.
2. To impart courage, animation, or determination to; inspirit.

13. soul

(s l) n. 1. The animating and vital principle in humans, credited with the faculties of thought, action, and
emotion and often conceived as an immaterial entity.
2. The spiritual nature of humans, regarded as immortal, separable from the body at death, and susceptible to happiness or
misery in a future state. 3. The disembodied spirit of a dead human.
4. A human: "the homes of some nine hundred souls" Garrison Keillor.
5. The central or integral part; the vital core: "It saddens me that this network ... may lose its soul, which is after all the quest
for news" Marvin Kalb.
6. A person considered as the perfect embodiment of an intangible quality; a personification: I am the very soul of discretion.
7. A person's emotional or moral nature: "An actor is ... often a soul which wishes to reveal itself to the world but dare not"
Alec Guinness.

8. A sense of ethnic pride among Black people and especially African Americans, expressed in areas such as language,
social customs, religion, and music.
9. A strong, deeply felt emotion conveyed by a speaker, a performer, or an artist. 10. Soul music.

14. psalm

(sm) n. 1. A sacred song; a hymn. 2. Psalms (used with a sing. verb) Abbr. Ps. See Table at Bible.
tr.v. psalmed, psalming, psalms -To sing of or celebrate in psalms

15. Bible

(b b l) n. 1. a. The sacred book of Christianity, a collection of ancient writings including the books of both
the Old Testament and the New Testament. b. The Hebrew Scriptures, the sacred book of Judaism.
c. A particular copy of a Bible: the old family Bible. d. A book or collection of writings constituting the sacred text of a religion.
2. often bible A book considered authoritative in its field: the bible of French cooking

16. church

(chrch) n. 1. A building for public, especially Christian worship. 2. often Church a. The company of all
Christians regarded as a spiritual body.b. A specified Christian denomination: the Presbyterian Church.
c. A congregation. 3. Public divine worship in a church; a religious service: goes to church at Christmas and Easter.
4. The clerical profession; clergy. 5. Ecclesiastical power as distinguished from the secular: the separation of church and
state. tr.v. churched, churching, churches To conduct a church service for, especially to perform a religious service for (a
woman after childbirth). adj. Of or relating to the church; ecclesiastical.

17. cleric
18. clergy

(kl r k) n. A member of the clergy


(klr j ) n. pl. clergies The body of people ordained for religious service.

19. Christmas

(kr s m s) n. 1. A Christian feast commemorating the birth of Jesus. 2. December 25, the day on
which this feast is celebrated. 3. Christmastide.

20. Jesus 1

(j z s) 4? B.C.-A.D. 29?. A teacher and prophet whose life and teachings form the basis of Christianity.
Christians believe Jesus to be Son of God and the Christ
Christ
(kr st) n. 1. The Messiah, as foretold by the prophets of the Hebrew Scriptures. Often used with the.
2. Christianity Jesus.

21. abbess / B bes / A noun [count] a woman who is in charge of a CONVENT (=a religious community of women)
22. abbey / B bi / A noun [count] a large church with buildings connected to it where a group of MONKS or NUNS live or
used to live

23. abbot / B bt / A noun [count] a man who is in charge of an abbey


24. absolution / B bslun / A noun [uncount]

the act of forgiving someone for the things they have done wrong,

especially for a religious fault

25. absolve / B bzlv / A verb [transitive] 1. FORMAL to state officially that someone is free of any blame or responsibility in
a particular matter: absolve someone from/of something: The report absolves the pilot from any blame for the crash.
2. to forgive someone, especially for a religious or moral fault

26. Advent / B dvent / A noun [count or uncount] in the Christian religion, the four-week period before Christmas Day
27. affiliation / B flien / A noun [count or uncount] connection with an organization, especially a political or religious one:
Membership is open to anyone, regardless of religious affiliation.

28. Allah / B l / A the name of God in Islam


29. agnostic1 / B gnstk / A noun [count] someone who believes that it is not possible to know whether God exists or not
30. Amish / B m / A noun [plural] a religious group in the US that live in a traditional way, mainly by farming, and refuses to
use modern technology

31. Anabaptist / B nbptst / A adjective relating to a religious group of the 16th century that did not agree with the
BAPTISM of children and to several modern Christian groups with a similar belief

32. Anglican / B glkn / A noun [count] a Christian who is a member of the Church of England

33. animism / B nmz()m / A noun [uncount]

a religion in which people believe that things in nature, such as animals,

trees, and mountains, have spirits

34. Annunciation, the / B nnsien / A noun 25th March, which Christians remember as the day when the Virgin Mary
was told by a MESSENGER from God that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ

35. apostle / B psl / A noun [count] 1 one of the 12 DISCIPLES (=men chosen by Jesus Christ to help him spread
Christianity around the world); 2. someone who has a strong belief in an idea and tries to get other people to support it

36. archbishop / B tbp / A noun [count]


a priest of the highest rank in some Christian churches who is responsible for all the churches in a particular area

37. ascetic2 / B setk / A noun [count] someone who lives a very simple life, especially for religious reasons
38. atheism / B eiz()m / A noun [uncount] the belief or theory that God does not exist
39. baptize / B bptaz / A verb [transitive usually passive] 1. to welcome someone into the Christian religion by touching or
covering them with water; 2. to name a child when it is baptized: He was baptized Samuel Andrew.

40. Baptist1 / B bptst / A noun [count]


a member of a Protestant religious group that believes that only adults should be baptized

41. basilica / B bzlk / A noun [count] 1. a large long ancient Roman building that has a round end
2. a large important Roman Catholic church

42. believer / B bliv / A noun [count] someone who believes in God, a religion, or a set of beliefs or principles:
a true believer

43. Benedictine / B bendktin / A noun [count]

a MONK or a NUN who is a member of a Christian religious group

started by St Benedict

44. benediction / B bendkn / A noun [count or uncount] a Christian prayer that asks God to BLESS someone
45. biretta / B bret / A noun [count] a stiff square hat worn by a Roman Catholic priest

46. bishop / B bp / A noun [count] ** 1.

a Christian priest with a senior position who is responsible for all the
churches in a particular area: the Bishop of Salisbury
2. a piece in the game of CHESS, shaped like a bishop's hat

47. bishopric / B bprk / A noun [count] all the churches in an area for which a bishop is responsible: DIOCESE
a. the job of a bishop

48. bless1 / B bles / A (past tense and past participle blessed or blest / B blest /) verb [transitive] *
1. to say a prayer asking God to help and protect someone or something:
a ceremony to bless the crops
1a. if God blesses someone or something, he helps and protects them: May God bless you and your family.
2. to make something holy, so that it can be used in a religious ceremony: CONSECRATE
be blessed with something, to have something very good or special: They were blessed with three lovely children.
Woods is blessed with great natural ability as a player.
bless him/her/them or bless his heart/her heart/their hearts SPOKEN, used for talking about someone in a loving or
sympathetic way: She's just learned to say her name, bless her!; bless my soul/bless me/well I'm blessed OLD-FASHIONED
used for showing surprise bless you SPOKEN 1. used when you want to thank someone: Oh bless you, I'd love a cup of tea.
2.used when someone has SNEEZED

49. cathedral / B kidrl / A noun [count] ** the most important church in an area that a BISHOP controls:The wedding was
held at Lincoln Cathedral.

50. Catholic1 / B k()lk / A noun [count] a member of the Roman Catholic Church
51. Christian2 / B krstn / A noun [count] * someone whose religion is Christianity
52. churchwarden / B ttwdn / A noun [count] someone who looks after the property and money of a church in the
Church of England

53. churchy / B tti / A adjective INFORMAL someone who is churchy is very religious. This word shows that you dislike
people like this.

54. churchyard / B ttjd / A noun [count] the area of land around a church where dead people are buried
55. conclave / B knklev / A noun [count] FORMAL a meeting between a group of people who discuss something secretly
a. a secret meeting of CARDINALS (=senior priests) in the Catholic Church, in which they elect a new POPE

56. crucifix / B krusfks / A noun [count]


a model of Jesus Christ dying on a CROSS, often found in a church or worn as jewellery

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