Flashcards in May Test Unit 4 Deck (42):
Alpha and omega
Beginning and end
Crucifix or cross
Why do Catholics use symbols?
Faith without words, visual reminders
Why do Catholics use art?
Be done as a form of prayer such as icons, faith without words, visual reminder, evangelisation
Why is drama used?
Can be done as a part of worship and prayer, evangelisation, unites community together
What is the role of church buildings?
Place of worship, community, house of god, prayer
How are churches designed?
Face East to represent the ressurection,
Cross shape or round shape, high ceilings to symbolise greatness of god
Quote on church design
A church, a house of prayer where the Eucharist is celebrated and reserved. CCC
Features of a lectern
Used to communicate the message of salvation
Features of an Altar
Where the Eucharist is to take place during the mass, represents the last supper
Features of Crucifix
Shows human suffering of Jesus, reminder of sacrifice
Features of a tabernacle
Where Christ is truly present in the consecrated hosts
Features of the baptismal font
Where we receive grace, first sacrament
What are sacred OBJECTS?
Used to aid prayer as visual reminders of faith and belief
What is a sacred vessel?
Chalice, patem, ciborium. Where the consecrated hosts are kept
What is a sacrophagi?
A special coffin used for important religious people like popes, reminders of the lives of the deceased , can be used to aid in prayer
What are hunger cloths?
Used over the altar to depict stories form the bible, used in developing countries.
Quote on sacred objects
Images are to exhibited in the Holy churches of god on sacred vessels.
Quote on art.
Sacred art is true and beautiful, it evokes the mystery of god.
What are paintings?
Can be done as a form of prayer, express belief and glory of god. The last supper by leonardo di Vinci
What are icons?
Done on wood, usually depict a person to send prayers to
What are frescoes?
Ceiling paintings, the Sistine chapel by Michelangelo
Why are statues used?
Physical and visual reminders
Where and when may statues be used?
They can be used at home at church. At Christmas as nativity figures.
What can be done to statues?
Kneel, pray, kiss, touch, light candles to
Why would some Christians be against statues?
Could lead to idolatry, un needed, expensive, Money could be better spend elsewhere..
What does the fish represent?
A secret symbol for Christians, used because of an acronym and before the disciples were disciples they were fishermen.
What does the ChiRho represent?
Means Jesus Christ, used in battle
The four evangelists?
Mark, Matthew, Luke and John.
What are mystery play?
Show stories from the bible
What are passion plays?
Show the passion of Christ, done around Easter time
Why is drama used?
Done as a way of prayer, can be used to evangelise others, unites people together
Where are plays performed?
Everywhere but usually done outside in a public area to help evangelise
A quote on drama
Drama engages the heart CCC
Why may some Christians disagree with drama?
Some Christians may disagree with drama because it may lead to worshipping someone who is playing a religious figure in idolatry. Distracts from the true meaning of the bible. May be misinterpreted through drama
What is contemporary music?
Contemporary music is modern, upbeat and helps people to experience the Holy Spirit.
What is plainchant?
Music without instruments, sung in Latin, most traditional music
What are hymns?
Means songs of praise, linked to the time of year .
What are psalms?
Found within the bible,sung out of praise for god, sung at mass 150times a year .
How does music help in worship?
Lyrics highlight key themes and beliefs of Christianity. Whole community can express belief. Tradition