Catholic Treasures III [Part 2].

Catholic Treasures III [Part 2].

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16) THE GREATEST COMMANDMENTS:

a. To love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, soul, mind and strength.

b. To love thy neighbor as thyself.

17) THE EVANGELICAL COUNSELS:

a. Voluntary poverty.

b. Perpetual chastity.

c. Entire obedience.

18) THE PRECEPTS OF THE CHURCH/ DUTIES OF A CATHOLIC:

a. To go to Holy Mass and refrain from servile work on Sundays and holy days of obligation.

b. To go to Confession at least once a year (traditionally done during Lent).

c. To receive the Eucharist at least once a year, during the Easter Season (known as the “Easter duty”).

d. To observe the days of fasting and abstinence.

e. To help to provide for the needs of the Church according to one’s abilities and station in life.

f. To obey the marriage laws of the Church.

19) THE POWERS OF THE SOUL:

a. Memory

b. Intellect

c. Will.

20) THE PILLARS OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH:

a. The Apostles Creed

b. The Seven Sacraments

c. The Ten Commandments

d. The Lord’s Prayer

e. The Holy Mass

f. The Holy Rosary

g. The intercession of God’s Angels and Saints.

21) PILLARS OF THE CHURCH’S AUTHORITY:

a. Sacred Scripture

b. Sacred Tradition

c. Living Magisterium

22). The Munera (Duties of the Ordained):

a. Munus docendi (duty to teach, based on Christ’s role as Prophet).

b. Munus sanctificandi (duty to sanctify, based on Chris’s role as Priest).

c. Munus regendi (duty to shepherd, based on Christ’s role as King).

23) THE LEVELS OF THE CHURCH:

a. The Church Militant (Christians on Earth).

b. The Church Suffering (Christians in Purgatory).

c. The Church Triumphant (Christians in Heaven).

24) THE MARKS OF THE CHURCH:

a. Unity

b. Sanctity

c. Catholicity

d. Apostolicity.

25) THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL IN ORDER OF THEIR BIRTH:

a. Reuben

b. Simeon

c. Levi

d. Judah

e. Zabulon

f. Issachar

g. Dan

h. Gad

i. Asher

j. Naphtali

k. Joseph (Menasseh and Ephraim)

l. Benjamin.

26) THE BEATITUDES:

a. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

b. Blessed are the meek: for they shall posses the land.

c. Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted.

d. Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.

e. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

f. Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.

g. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.

h. Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice’ sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

27) THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS:

a. Jesus is Condemned to Die

b. Jesus is Made to Bear His Cross

c. Jesus Falls the First Time

d. Jesus Meets His Mother

e. Simon Helps Jesus Carry His Cross

f. Veronica Wipes Jesus’ Face

g. Jesus Falls the Second Time

h. Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem

i. Jesus Falls the Third Time

j. Jesus is Stripped

k. Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

l. Jesus Dies on the Cross

m. Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross

n. Jesus is Laid in the Tomb.

28) THE 20 MYSTERIES OF THE HOLY ROSARY:

JOYFUL (Mondays and Saturdays):

a. Annunciation

b. Visitation

c. Nativity

d. Presentation

e. Finding Jesus in the Temple.

LUMINOUS: (Thursdays)

a. Baptism of Jesus.

b. Manifestation of Jesus at the wedding feast of Cana.

c. Proclamation of the kingdom of God.

d. The Transfiguration.

e. The institution of the Holy Eucharist.

SORROWFUL (Tuesdays and Fridays):

a. Agony in the Garden

b. The Scourging

c. Crowning with thorns

d. Carrying of the Cross

e. Crucifixion.

GLORIOUS (Wednesdays and Sundays):

a. Resurrection

b. Ascension

c. Pentecost

d. Assumption

e. Coronation.

NB: Throughout the Lenten season, the Sorrowful Mysteries is to be prayed only.

29) CHOIRS OF ANGELS IN ASCENDING ORDER:

a. Angels

b. Archangels

c. Principalities

d. Powers

e. Virtues

f. Dominions

g. Thrones

h. Cherubim

i. Seraphim.

30) LEVELS OF REVERENCE:

a. Dulia: the reverence we give to Saints

b. Hyperdulia: the reverence we give to Mary as the greatest of Saints and Mother of God

c. Latria: the reverence and worship we give to God alone…to be continued.

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