Vatican II

(1962–1965)

Glossary

  • Advent: the period encompassing the four Sundays preceding the birth of Christ (that is, Christmas)
  • Apostolic See: also Holy See, the central government of the Catholic Church, based in the Vatican
  • For where two or three are gathered together in my name…: quotation from the New Testament Gospel of Matthew, chapter 18, verse 20
  • homily: a sermon, usually one based on a reading from scripture
  • indult: a permission or privilege granted by a church authority for an exception from a particular church law
  • Lent: the forty days preceding the resurrection of Christ (that is, Easter), a time of penitence for Christians
  • liturgy: in Catholicism, the mass, especially the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist (or Holy Communion)
  • Redeemer: Christ
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Bronze medal of Pope Paul VI (Yale University Art Gallery)

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