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See the entry under Protestant denominations.
An abbreviation for Before Christ. A modern equivalent is BCE (Before Common Era).
In the Roman Catholic church, a process wherby an individual is declared worthy of veneration and the ability to intercede in heaven for those on earth. It is one step short of canonisation. A person beatified is known by adding the title Blessed before their name.
Blessed Sacrament, The
A term used in Roman Catholicism for the Eucharist.
Book of Life, The
A term found in Revelation 20:15 and 21:27 amongst other places, to indicate those who are chosen by God. Those not found in the Book are eternally damned.
Latin: bulla - a seal. A decree issued by the Pope. See also the entry for Encyclical.
An abbreviation for 'Blessed Virgin Mary'.