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  • 1 bless — v. a. 1. Ask or implore a blessing upon, call down blessings on. 2. Delight, gladden, make happy, beatify. 3. Wish happiness to, thank. 4. Glorify, exalt, celebrate, magnify, praise, extol, give thanks to, adore, gratefully adore …

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  • 2 Consecration — • An act by which a thing is separated from a common and profane to a sacred use, or by which a person or thing is dedicated to the service and worship of God by prayers, rites, and ceremonies Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006.… …

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  • 3 Thanksgiving (United States) — Infobox Holiday holiday name=United States Thanksgiving caption= The First Thanksgiving , painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863–1930) observedby=USA date= fourth Thursday in November celebrations=parades, spending time with family, football… …

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  • 4 The Sacrament of Penance —     The Sacrament of Penance     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Sacrament of Penance     Penance is a sacrament of the New Law instituted by Christ in which forgiveness of sins committed after baptism is granted through the priest s absolution to… …

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  • 5 Joseph (Hebrew Bible) — Joseph or Yosef ( he. יוֹסֵ, Standard Yosef Tiberian Unicode|Yôsēp̄ , ar. يوسف, Yusuf ; He (The Lord) increases/may add ), is a major figure in the Book of Genesis in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). He was Jacob s eleventh son and Rachel s… …

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  • 6 Mélanie Calvat — Françoise Mélanie Calvat called Mathieu (7 November 1831 Corps, Isère, France 15 December 1904 Altamura, Italy) was a French Roman catholic religious sister and Marian visionary. As a religious, she was called Sister Mary of the Cross. Contents 1 …

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  • 7 Epiclesis — In most Christian churches, the epiclesis (also sometimes spelled epiklesis, since it is a transliterated Greek word) is that part of the prayer of consecration of the Eucharistic elements (bread and wine) by which the priest invokes the Holy… …

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  • 8 Divine Service (Lutheran) — For the service in the Orthodox Church, see Divine Service (Eastern Orthodoxy). Lutheranism Luther s Seal …

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  • 9 AV, THE NINTH OF — (Heb. תִּשְׁעָה בְּאָב, Tishah be Av), traditional day of mourning for the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem. Historical Background The First Temple, built by King Solomon, was destroyed by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar in 586 B.C.E.… …

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  • 10 Purgatory — • A place or condition of temporal punishment for those who, departing this life in God s grace, are, not entirely free from venial faults, or have not fully paid the satisfaction due to their transgressions. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight.… …

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