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  1. Lord, I thank You for the gift of Your Church. Thank You for making Your Church united as one. Help me always to build up that unity. May all people come to discover the riches of Your grace in the Church. May I always strive to be an instrument by which many souls are brought to You in Your Church.
  3. • Discuss the origin of the Church • Your understanding of divisions in Christianity- discuss
  4. Evangelisation by early disciples in different parts of the world
  5. And he said to them, Go into all the worldand proclaimthe gospel to the wholecreation Mark 16:15
  6. Apostle Destinations Simon Peter Parthia [Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, Bithynia], Britain Andrew (Peter's brother) Cappadocia, Galatia, Bithynia, Scythia Simon the Zealot North Africa [Egypt, Cyrene, Mauritania, Lybia], Britain James son of Alphaeus Spain, (and possibly Britain and Ireland) Thomas Parthia, Media, Persia [Carman, Hyrcani, Bactria -- that is Iran and Afhganistan today], Southwest India Bartholomew Parthia, Media, Persia, Northwest India Judas (Libbaeus Thaddaeus) Assyria, Mesopotamia Philip Scythia, Upper (Northern) Asia Minor Matthew Parthia, Asiatic Aethiopia (Hindu Kush) John Gaul? (modern France) James (brother of John) beheaded by Herod (Acts 12) Matthias (replaced Judas Iscariot) Dacia (Romania), Upper Macedonia Paul (Apostle to the Gentiles, Israelites, and kings) Southern Asia Minor, British Isles
  7. Major divisions in Christianity • The (Roman) Catholic Church • Orthodox Churches (not in communion with the Pope) • The Protestant Churches • Independent Churches
  8. Different rites • Latin Church with Latin liturgical traditions • Eastern Catholic Churches with particular liturgical traditions: • Alexandrian liturgical tradition: • Coptic Catholic Church • Ethiopian Catholic Church • Eritrean Catholic Church
  9. Different rites – Antiochian liturgical tradition: • Maronite Church • Syrian Catholic Church • Syro-Malankara Catholic Church – Armenian liturgical tradition: • Armenian Catholic Church – Chaldean or East Syrian liturgical tradition: • Chaldean Catholic Church • Syro-Malabar Catholic Church
  10. Different rites – Byzantine liturgical tradition: • Albanian Byzantine Catholic Church • Belarusian Greek Catholic Church • Bulgarian Greek Catholic Church • Byzantine Church of Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro • Greek Byzantine Catholic Church • Hungarian Greek Catholic Church • Italo-Albanian Catholic Church • Macedonian Greek Catholic Church • Melkite Greek Catholic Church • Romanian Church United with Rome, Greek-Catholic • Russian Greek Catholic Church • Ruthenian Catholic Church • Slovak Greek Catholic Church • Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
  11. • Discuss briefly the various ways the Church is described as: • People of God • Body of Christ • Sheepfold • Bride of Christ • Temple of the Holy Spirit • Our Mother
  12. • Is the Church divine or human? • The Four Marks of the Church are: One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic. Discuss what each one of these means. How do you see the Church fulfilling each one of these aspects of its life?
  13. Let us pray…. • Lord, Jesus, I thank You for Your Church. Lord, at times Your Church carries wounds as a result of the sins of its members. Bring healing and grace in times of need. Be with Your vicar on earth, our holy father the pope. Give him the grace, strength, and wisdom he needs to lead Your people to Heaven. Be with our bishops, priests, and deacons. Help them to live out the calling they have received at their ordination. Lord, lead all those called to the consecrated life to deeper holiness. Lord, we pray for all the lay faithful. May each member of Your Body, the Church, renew their baptismal calling every day, so as to be a better sign of Your love and mercy in the world.