HyperDic: church_of_rome

English > 1 sense of the expression Church of Rome:
NOUNgroupChurch of Rome, Roman Catholic, Western Church, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Churchthe Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
English > Church of Rome: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningThe Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy.
SynonymsRoman Catholic, Western Church, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church
Category ofAmbrose, Saint Ambrose, St. Ambrose(Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan
Aquinas, Thomas Aquinas, Saint Thomas, St. Thomas, Saint Thomas Aquinas, St. Thomas Aquinas(Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology
Athanasius, Saint Athanasius, St. Athanasius, Athanasius the Great(Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism
Augustine, Saint Augustine, St. Augustine, Augustine of Hippo(Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church
Basil, St. Basil, Basil of Caesarea, Basil the Great, St. Basil the Great(Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies / heresies of the 4th century
Becket, Thomas a Becket, Saint Thomas a Becket, St. Thomas a Becket(Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170
Bede, Saint Bede, St. Bede, Baeda, Saint Baeda, St. Baeda, Beda, Saint Beda, St. Beda, the Venerable Bede(Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
Beguine(Roman Catholic Church) a member of a lay sisterhood (one of several founded in the Netherlands in the 12th and 13th centuries)
Boniface, Saint Boniface, St. Boniface, Winfred, Wynfrith, Apostle of Germany(Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith
Brother(Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address
Bruno, Saint Bruno, St. Bruno(Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101)
Circumcision, Feast of the Circumcision, January 1(Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus
Curia(Roman Catholic Church) the central administration governing the Roman Catholic Church
Divine OfficeCanonical prayers recited daily by priests (e.g. the breviary of the Roman Catholic Church)
Doctor of the Church, Doctor(Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching
Dominic, Saint Dominic, St. Dominic, Domingo de Guzman(Roman Catholic Church) Spanish priest who founded an order whose members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars (circa 1170-1221)
Francis of Assisi, Saint Francis of Assisi, St. Francis of Assisi, Saint Francis, St. Francis, Giovanni di Bernardone(Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181-1226)
Great SchismThe period from 1378 to 1417 during which there were two papacies in the Roman Catholic Church, one in Rome and one in Avignon
Gregory, Gregory I, Saint Gregory I, St. Gregory I, Gregory the Great(Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership
Gregory, Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory of Nazianzen, St. Gregory of Nazianzen(Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies / heresies
Holy Year(Roman Catholic Church) a period of remission from sin (usually granted every 25 years)
Ignatius of Loyola, Saint Ignatius of Loyola, St. Ignatius of Loyola, LoyolaSpaniard and Roman Catholic theologian and founder of the Society of Jesus
Immaculate Conception, Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary(Christianity) the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived
Irenaeus, Saint Irenaeus, St. IrenaeusGreek theologian who was bishop of Lyons and an antiheretical writer
Jerome, Saint Jerome, St. Jerome, Hieronymus, Eusebius Hieronymus, Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus(Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate)
John Chrysostom, St. John Chrysostom(Roman Catholic Church) a Church Father who was a great preacher and bishop of Constantinople
Little OfficeA Roman Catholic office honoring the Virgin Mary
Mass(Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist
Mass card(Roman Catholic Church) a card sent to a bereaved family that says the sender has arranged for a Mass to be said in memory of the deceased
Monsignor(Roman Catholic Church) an ecclesiastical title of honor bestowed on some priests
Office of the DeadAn office read or sung before a burial mass in the Roman Catholic Church
Paternoster(Roman Catholic Church) the Lord's Prayer in Latin
Rota(Roman Catholic Church) the supreme ecclesiastical tribunal for cases appealed to the Holy See from diocesan courts
Sacred College, College of Cardinals, cardinalate, Sacred College of Cardinalscardinals collectively
Sister(Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a nun (and used as a form of address)
Solemnity of Mary, January 1(Roman Catholic Church) a holy day of obligation
Stations, Stations of the Cross(Roman Catholic Church) a devotion consisting of fourteen prayers said before a series of fourteen pictures or carvings representing successive incidents during Jesus' passage from Pilate's house to his crucifixion at Calvary
VulgateThe Latin edition of the Bible translated from Hebrew and Greek mainly by St. Jerome at the end of the 4th century
apostolic delegate(Roman Catholic Church) a representative / representative of the Holy See in a country that has no formal diplomatic relations / relations with it
beatification(Roman Catholic Church) an act of the Pope who declares that a deceased person lived a holy life and is worthy of public veneration
bishopA senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority
breviary(Roman Catholic Church) a book of prayers to be recited daily certain priests and members of religious orders
canonical hour(Roman Catholic Church) one of seven specified times for prayer
canonization, canonisation(Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints
cardinal(Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes
confession(Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution
dean(Roman Catholic Church) the head of the College of Cardinals
domestic prelate(Roman Catholic Church) a priest who is an honorary member of the papal household
gradual(Roman Catholic Church) an antiphon (usually from the Book of Psalms) immediately after the epistle at Mass
indulgenceThe remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution
internuncio(Roman Catholic Church) a diplomatic representative of the Pope ranking below a nuncio
missal(Roman Catholic Church) a book containing all the prayers and responses needed to celebrate Mass throughout the year
monstrance, ostensorium(Roman Catholic Church) a vessel (usually of gold or silver) in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration
novenaA Roman Catholic devotion consisting of prayers on nine consecutive days
nuncio, papal nuncio(Roman Catholic Church) a diplomatic representative of the Pope having ambassadorial status
pallium(Roman Catholic Church) vestment consisting of a band encircling the shoulders with two lappets hanging in front and back
pax, kiss of peace(Roman Catholic Church) a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist
penitent(Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor)
placebo(Roman Catholic Church) vespers of the office for the dead
plainsong, plainchantA liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church
postulator(Roman Catholic Church) someone who proposes or pleads for a candidate for beatification or canonization
provincial(Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order
purple, the purple(Roman Catholic Church) official dress of a cardinal
seminarian, seminaristA student at a seminary / seminary (especially a Roman Catholic seminary / seminary)
spiritual bouquet(Roman Catholic Church) a card indicating that the sender will perform certain devotional acts on behalf of another
sursum corda(Roman Catholic Church) a Latin versicle meaning / meaning 'lift up your hearts'
ultramontanism(Roman Catholic Church) the policy that the absolute authority of the church should be vested in the pope
vicar-general(Roman Catholic Church) an administrative deputy who assists a bishop
MembersRoman CatholicA member of the Roman Catholic Church
PartsCuria(Roman Catholic Church) the central administration governing the Roman Catholic Church
RomeThe leadership of the Roman Catholic Church
Sacred College, College of Cardinals, cardinalate, Sacred College of Cardinalscardinals collectively
BroaderCatholic ChurchAny of several churches / churches claiming to have maintained historical continuity with the original Christian Church
Spanishiglesia católica romana

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