FOUR MARKS of the CHURCH ONE HOLY CATHOLIC APOSTOLIC
Church as One <ul><li>The primary foundation of the Unity of the Church is the Blessed Trinity (CCC 813) </li></ul><ul><li>It is one and the same God who through Jesus in the Holy Spirit gathers the scattered from all places and all ages and makes them into one people of God. </li></ul>
the Founder, Jesus Christ who reconciled all to God, by His death on the cross, He has restored the unity of all in one people and one body. As there is one God Unity is the essence of the Church. One People of God One Body of Christ One Spiritual Creation Holy Spirit - Soul of the Church The Holy Spirit dwelling in those who believe and pervading and ruling over the entire Church, brings about that wonderful communion of the faithful and joins them together in Christ .
Church - as one who embraces all people - unity in freedom - diversity in which people with different charisms and gifts of grace serve one another . - work for unity, justice and peace. - unity of one faith, there must not only be tolerance but respect, love and acceptance for another and seeking to come to togetherness. OUR Unity in FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE
<ul><li>By reason of her founder Jesus Christ who love the church as his bride. </li></ul><ul><li>Church is holy not because of the absence of sin but because God loves us. </li></ul><ul><li>The essence of holiness is to unite ourselves lovingly with the divine will. </li></ul><ul><li>It means the lived holiness of an interior communion with God, pouring over into communion with one’s fellowmen. </li></ul>CHURCH is HOLY
Ang pagiging banal ay di nababatay sa pagiging laman ka ng simbahan ngunit nasa pang araw araw mong ugnayan sa Diyos.
The mark of a true Church is where compassion and loving service are found, Holiness takes its concrete form in the church’s act of Charity, uniting inseparably both worship of God and service to our fellowmen ( CFC 1400)
CHURCH is CATHOLIC <ul><li>Greek term Kath’olou </li></ul><ul><li>Universal related to all, all embracing </li></ul><ul><li>She has been sent out by Christ on a mission to the whole of human race, to all peoples (CCC 831) </li></ul><ul><li>Universality of God’s call to the whole world. </li></ul>
CHURCH is CATHOLIC <ul><li>She is endowed with the fullness of salvation. </li></ul><ul><li>She announces the whole true faith. </li></ul><ul><li>And represents in (Kath’olou) the mystery of the Lord, present in history and working out reconciliation with the Father </li></ul>
<ul><li>because CHRIST grounded the church permanently on the foundation of the Apostles. </li></ul><ul><li>Continues to be taught, sanctified and guided by the Apostles until Christ’s return through their successors. </li></ul><ul><li>By remaining faithful to the teachings of Christ, the Church realized its being apostolic. </li></ul>Church is Apostolic
COMMUNION WITH THE ROMAN PONTIFF The Primacy of the Roman Pontiff and the Roman Church
<ul><li>Four attributes are seen more as a task for every Christian. </li></ul><ul><li>Church must aspire to be ever more fully one, holy, catholic and apostolic. </li></ul>