Spiritual existences not physical location heaven is

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-Spiritual existences; not physical location -Heaven is complete communion with God
-Roman Catholic Practices and Worship -The Mass -The liturgy of the Word -The Liturgy of the Eucharist -Vatican II -The Sacraments -Baptism; Infant Baptism -Confirmation; Rite of Passage of a child to adulthood -Eucharist; Bread and Wine -Transubstantiation -Bread and Wine becomes Body and Blood of Jesus -Reconciliation -Penance, Confession -Anointing of the Sick -Extreme Unction, Last Rites -Priest uses oil for the suffering person -Marriage -Must be blessed by Priest and authorized by the Church -Holy Orders -Ordination; member of the clergy; clergy is primarily male priests -Organization -Pope – Bishop of Rome -Apostolic Succession -Matthew 16.17-19 -College of Cardinals -Pastor of one of the Perished churches in Rome -Priest actually takes care of these responsibilities -120 Cardinals until 80 years of age; Pope can add more -Power and authority; the title itself does not give any, it depends on if he is a bishop or member of administration or a Perished Priest -Curia -Archbishop and Archdiocese -Bishop and Diocese -National Conferences of Bishops -Authority? None, that of public opinion -Synod of Bishops -Vatican II -3 year cycle, has meeting with Pope and advises him on problems -Papal nuncio or apostolic delegate -Parish -Priests and Priestly Orders -Issues of acolytes in the United states -Monsignor? A Priest who is awarded with honorary office -Religious Communities
-Relative independence -Jesuits and Benedictines -Dominicans ad Franciscans -Carmelites -“General” (President) -Congregation of the Religious -Orthodox Christianities -Independent – National Churches -Patriarchs and Patriarchates -Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch -Jerusalem, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria -Serbia, Georgia -Metropolitans or Archbishops -Organization of National Churches -Patriarchs, Archbishops, Bishops, Priests and Deacons -Metropolitan -Patriarch of Constantinople -“Ecumenical Patriarch” -Patriarchs of Jerusalem, Alexandria, Antioch and Moscow -1965 – Athanasius of Constantinople and Pope Paul VI -Family of self-governing churches -Autocephalous Churches; self-governing churches -Autonomous Churches -Finnish Orthodox Church-Patriarch of Constantinople -Japanese Orthodox Church-Patriach of Moscow -Clergy -Orthodox Priests -Marriage before ordination, may not become bishops -Widowed priests, not allowed to remarry -Issue of divorce! Heated debate -Orthodox Deacons -Monastics -Practices and Beliefs -Seven Sacraments -Orthodox Baptism? Infant baptism, triple emersion in water -Chrismation (Confirmation) Priest uses oil; confer Holy Spirit immediately after Baptism -Marriage in Orthodox Christianity-cannot divorce -Divine Liturgy -Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom -Vernacular -Choirs, a capella -Unique characteristic!!!! Stand throughout service, here we have pews -Works of Art
-Julian Calendar -Example -Easter is always on a Sunday for Orthodox and Western Christians -Easter in Western: March 22-25 -Easter in Orthodox: April 4- May 8 (Julian Calendar) -The Bible of Orthodox Christians -7 Great Ecumenical Councils

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