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The church

  1. 1. The Church
  2. 2. The Church. What we are familiar with. • The Church we go to. – Parish. • Priest of the Parish. – Parish Priest. – Assistants or Associate. • Archdiocese. – A fixed territory. – Governed by an Archbishop. • Rt. Rev. Mgr. Nicholas Chia
  3. 3. The Church. What does it mean? • Latin: ecclesia. • Greek: ek-kalein. • To Call out of. • Convocation or Assembly.
  4. 4. The Church. What it is. • People of God. • Body of Christ. • The Bride of Christ. • Temple of the Holy Spirit. • One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. • Sacrament of Jesus Christ. • Hierarchy. • City State.
  5. 5. The Church. People of God. • The Faithful. – All the baptized. • Members. • Recognize that Jesus is their head. • Mission. – Salt of the earth, light to the world. – Priestly, Prophetic, and Kingly. – All those not baptized who believe and comes to the church.
  6. 6. The Church. Body of Christ. • Through the Spirit and his actions in the sacraments, Christ establishes the community of his believers as his own body. • Though one body we exercise different functions and charisms. – Charisms: graces of the Holy Spirit that benefit the church and man.
  7. 7. The Church. The Bride of Christ. • The love of Christ for his Church. • Faithful Mother to all God’s Children.
  8. 8. The Church. Temple of the Holy Spirit. • The Spirit is the Soul of the Mystical Body. • The source of life.
  9. 9. The Church. One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. • One (unity). – Faith. • Acknowledges Christ as Lord and Savior. – Baptism. – Spirit.
  10. 10. The Church. One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. • Holy. – Sanctified by Jesus. – The Spirit of holiness gives her life. – She is the sinless one made up of sinners.
  11. 11. The Church. One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. • Catholic. – Universal; according to the totality; in keeping with the whole. – Where there is Christ Jesus, there is the Catholic Church. – She sent out on a mission to the whole of the human race. – Present in all organized local groups.
  12. 12. The Church. One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. • Apostolic. – Emissaries. – Was and remains built on the foundations of the apostles. – With the help of the Spirit the Church keeps and hands on the teachings of the apostles. – Continues to be taught, sanctified and guided by the apostles until Christ returns.
  13. 13. The Church. Sacrament of Jesus Christ. • Sign of Jesus in our world. – Compassion. – Forgiveness. – LOVE.
  14. 14. The Church. Hierarchy. Pope. Benedict XVI Bishops. (Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops) Priest. Lay faithful
  15. 15. The Church. Hierarchy. • Pope and the Bishops. – Teacher. – Sanctifier. – Ruler.
  16. 16. The Church. Hierarchy. • Priest. – Collaborators of the bishops.
  17. 17. The Church. Hierarchy. • Lay Faithful. – Spreading the Good news to the world. – Collaborators with those in the service of the faith.
  18. 18. The Church. City State • Vatican City is a City State. • Pope as head of state. • Government. • Own army. • Own currency. • Own TV and Radio Station. • Own train station.
  19. 19. The Church. City State

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