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A complete dictionary of common terms used in Christianity.

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squares Habit

The usual form of dress worn by those who are in a monastic order (monks and nuns).

squares Hesychasm

A form of deep meditation, used especially in the Orthodox Church. It involves using the Jesus Prayer : 'Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me'.

squares Holy Days of Obligation

Special days on which Roman Catholics are expected to attend the Mass. These include the Immaculate Conception  (8th December) and Christmas Day (known as the Feast of the Nativity.)

squares Holy Family, The

A term sometimes used to describe the family of Mary, Joseph and Jesus.

squares Holy Grail, The

The cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper. Several legends and myths surround its appearance, one being that it was Brought to Great Britain by Joseph of Arimathea.

squares Holy Week

The week immediately preceeding Easter. It begins with Palm Sunday.

squares Hypostatic Union

In Theology, the doctrine that Jesus Christ was one person, with a divine and human nature that were distinct.

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