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The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia

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Advent Sunday
A name to be found in the Prayer Book for the First Sunday in Advent. It is commonly regarded as the first day of the Church Year, and as such the Christian's
American Church, the
The name, and one that is growing in popularity, that is generally given to the body legally known as "The Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States
Anglican Church, the
The name given to the Church of England as being the Church of the Anglo-Saxon race. The Church was introduced into Britain as early as A.D. 61, probably
Apostles' Creed
The shorter form of the Creed as set forth in the Prayer Book is called the Apostles' Creed because it was generally believed to have been composed by
Apostolic Fathers
(See FATHERS, THE). Apostolic Succession—"The fundamental principle of the Christian Ministry is, that it is derived from our Blessed Lord Himself,
Baptism, Holy
One of the two great Sacraments ordained by Christ as generally (universally) necessary to salvation. Holy Baptism is the initiatory rite by which we
Baptism, Private
The proper place for the administration of Holy Baptism is in the church, and the Church warns her people "that without great and reasonable cause and
Benedicite
The Benedicite is taken from the Apocryphal Book of "The Song of the Three Children" and has been used from very ancient times as a hymn in Christian
Bishop
The highest of the three Orders of the Sacred Ministry (Bishops, Priests and Deacons). It is derived from the Greek word Episcopos, the transition being,
Board of Managers (2)
Comprises the Presiding Bishop, fifteen other Bishops, fifteen Presbyters and fifteen Laymen selected from the Missionary Council. The Board of Managers,
Calendar
The word "calendar" is derived from the Latin word calo, meaning, to reckon. From this the first day of every Roman month was called Calends, hence Calendar.
Catechism
A short instruction set forth in the Prayer Book, "to be learned by every person before he be brought to be confirmed by the Bishop." The word "catechism"
Catechumen
the name given to a convert of the early church who was being instructed in christian doctrine preparatory to holy baptism.
Catholic
The word "Catholic" was very early adopted as descriptive of the Church founded by our Lord and His Apostles. It means universal, or embracing all. In
Church Chronology
Under this head may be given certain dates and events which may be regarded as "Turning Points" in the history of the Christian Church: EVENT. DATE. Day
Church Year
(see christian year).
CircuMcIsion, the
A Feast of the Church observed on January 1st, in commemoration of our Lord's obedience to the Law of Circumcision and His receiving the Name JESUS (which
Commendatory Prayer
A beautiful and impressive prayer added to the Prayer Book in 1661, and which is to be said over a dying person. This prayer ought to be memorized by
Communion of Saints
An article of the Creed by which is meant the fellowship with, or union in Christ of all who are one with Him whether they are among the living in the
Confirmation
An ordinance of the Church, sacramental in character and grace conferring. It is administered to those who have been baptized and is effected by prayer
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