“remembrance” of God’s saving
deeds in history in the liturgical
action of the Church, which
inspires thanksgiving and
praise (1103). Every Eucharistic
Prayer contains an anamnesis or
memorial in which the Church
calls to mind the Passion,
Resurrection, and glorious return
of Christ Jesus (1354, 1362).
Prayer—the prayer of
thanksgiving and consecration—
which is the heart and summit of
the celebration of the Mass (1352).
A spiritual, personal,
and immortal creature, with
intelligence and free will, who
glorifies God without ceasing and
who serves God as a messenger
of his saving plan (329-331).
An emotion which is not
in itself wrong, but which, when
it is not controlled by reason or
hardens into resentment and hate,
becomes one of the seven capital
sins. Christ taught that anger
is an offense against the fifth
commandment (1765, 1866, 2262).
The visit of
the angel Gabriel to the virgin
Mary to inform her that she was
to be the mother of the Savior.
After giving her consent to God’s
word, Mary became the mother
of Jesus by the power of the Holy
Spirit (484, 494).
A symbol of the
Holy Spirit, whose “anointing”
of Jesus as Messiah fulfilled the
prophecies of the Old Testament.
Christ (in Hebrew
means the one “anointed” by
the Holy Spirit. Anointing is the
sacramental sign of Confirmation,
called Chrismation in the
Churches of the East. Anointings
form part of the liturgical rites
of the catechumenate, and of the
Sacraments of Baptism and Holy
ANOINTING OF THE SICK:
One of the seven sacraments, also
known as the “sacrament of the
dying,” administered by a priest
to a baptized person who begins
to be in danger of death because
of illness or old age, through
prayer and the anointing of the
body with the oil of the sick. The
proper effects of the sacrament
include a special grace of healing
and comfort to the Christian
who is suffering the infirmities
of serious illness or old age, and
the forgiving of the person’s sins
(1499, 1520, 1523, 1526-1532).
one” referred to in the New
Testament, associated with the
“mystery of iniquity” which will
precede the second coming of
Christ, through which people
will be led away from the truth to
follow a false “messianism,” by
which man glorifies himself and
human achievement in place of
God and his Messiah come in the
flesh, in whom the kingdom will
be fulfilled (675-677).
The total repudiation
of the Christian faith (2089; cf.
A term meaning one
as Jesus was sent by
the Father, and as he sent his
chosen disciples to preach the
Gospel to the whole world. He
called the Twelve to become his
Apostles, chosen witnesses of his
Resurrection and the foundation
on which the Church is built (857).