Appendix A. Glossary • 515
bishop ordains a man to be con-
formed to Jesus Christ by grace,
to service and leadership in the
Church. A man can be ordained a
deacon, priest, or bishop. Through
this Sacrament, the mission
entrusted by Christ to his Apostles
continues to be exercised in the
Church. This Sacrament confers a
permanent mark or character on
the one who receives it.
The Third Person
of the Trinity who builds up, ani-
mates, and sanctifies the Church
and her members.
: The Theological Virtue
through which a person both
desires and expects the fulfillment
of God’s promises of things
A form of sacred art
developed in the Eastern Churches.
The artists consider their calling a
sacred vocation. Their works have a
mystical impact meant to draw the
one praying beyond the picture into
the realm of the divine.
IMAGE OF GOD:
God has made
us in his image by giving us the
capacity for intelligence, love, free-
dom, and conscience. By Baptism,
our bodies are made temples of the
A dogma of the Church that teaches
that Mary was conceived without
Original Sin due to the anticipated
redemptive graces of her Son, Jesus.
teaches that every spiritual soul is
created immediately by God—it is
not ‘produced’ by the parents—and
also that it is immortal: it does
not perish when it separates from
the body at death and it will be
united with the body at the final
Resurrection” (CCC, no. 366).
Incarnation, the Second Person
of the Holy Trinity assumed our
human nature, taking flesh in the
womb of the Virgin Mary There is
one Person in Jesus and that is the
divine Person of the Son of God.
Jesus has two natures, a human one
and a divine one.
Jesus ensures that his Church will
remain until the Kingdom is fully
achieved. Indefectibility means
that the Church does not and can-
not depart from proclaiming the
authentic Gospel without error in
spite of the defects of her members.