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The Lay Faithful

“The term ‘laity’ is here understood to mean all the faithful except those in Holy Orders and those who belong to a religious state approved by the Church. That is, the faithful, who by Baptism are incorporated into Christ and … Continue reading

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Christ is the Head of the Church

Christ “is the head of the body, the Church.” He is the principle of creation and redemption. Raised to the Father’s glory, “in everything he (is) preeminent,” especially in the Church, through whom he extends his reign over all things. Christ unites … Continue reading

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The Glorious Advent of Christ, The Hope of Israel

Since the Ascension Christ’s coming in glory has been imminent, even though “it is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by his own authority.”. This eschatological coming could be accomplished at any moment, even … Continue reading

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Christ Already Reigns Through the Church

“Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.” Christ’s Ascension into heaven signifies his participation, in his humanity, in God’s power and authority. Jesus Christ is Lord: he possesses all power … Continue reading

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The Ascension of Jesus

“So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.” Christ’s body was glorified at the moment of his Resurrection, as proved by the new and … Continue reading

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Meaning And Saving Significance of the Resurrection

“If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.” The Resurrection above all constitutes the confirmation of all Christ’s works and teachings. All truths, even those most inaccessible to human reason, find … Continue reading

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Christ Descended into Hell

Jesus “descended into the lower parts of the earth. He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens.”The Apostles’ Creed confesses in the same article Christ’s descent into hell and his Resurrection from the dead on … Continue reading

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