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8-7 Glossary



Sabbath: In the Jewish tradition, the Sabbath is from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.  Jews observe the Sabbath through prayer, fasting, and worshiping together on Saturday.  Catholics fulfill the Commandment to "keep holy the Sabbath" on Sunday, because that is the day Jesus rose from the dead.

Resurrection: The passage of Jesus through death to new life after he had been crucified.

Evangelize: To actively work to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Transubstantiation: The change that takes place when the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus  Christ during Mass.

Liturgy of the Eucharist: One of the two major parts of Mass.  It includes the Presentation and Preparation of the Gifts, the Eucharistic Prayer, and the Communion Rite.

Eucharistic Prayer: The Church's great prayer of thanksgiving to the Father.  It includes the consecration of the bread and wine.