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The usual form of dress worn by those who are in a monastic order (monks and nuns).
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'.
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.)
Holy Family, The
A term sometimes used to describe the family of Mary, Joseph and Jesus.
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.
The week immediately preceeding Easter. It begins with Palm Sunday.
In Theology, the doctrine that Jesus Christ was one person, with a divine and human nature that were distinct.