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Aa - Ab     Ac - Ak
Al     Am
An     Ao - Ap
Ar     As - Az
Ba     Be - Bi
Bl - Bz
Ca - Ce     Ch
Co     Cr - Cz
D     De
Di     Do
Ea - Ej     El
Em - Ep     Eu
Faa - Fas
Father
Fe     Fi - Fz
Ga - Gn
Go
Gra - Great and
Great Feast
Great Fri - Great Z
Grec - Grz
Haa - Haj
Hal - He     Hi
Holy A - Holy B
Holy C - Holy D
Holy E - Holy Gl
Holy God
Holy Gr - L
Holy M     Holy P
Holy S
Holy T - Holy Z
Hp-Hz
Ia-Id     Ie-Ij
Il-Iz
J
K     Ku
La     Le
Li     Lo - Lz
Ma     Me
Mi - Mo
Mu     My
N
Ob - Ot
Our - Our J
Our Lord
Our M - Our Z
Paa - Pas
Pat - Paz
Pe - Po
Pra - Pre     Pri - Pz
Q
Ra - Re     Ro - Rz
Saa - Sah
Saint
Sal - Saz
Sc - Sh     Si - Sr
St     Su - Sz
Ta - Theos
Theotokos
To     Tra
Tri     Tro
U     V     W
Y     Z

Maltese Terms Arabic Origin

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Melkite Greek Catholic Church Information Center Thesaurus Terms Beginning with An

General Naming Rules

Place the word "Holy" in front of the word. "God" becomes "Holy God".
Use the Greek or Arabic form of the word. "Sacrament" becomes "Holy Mystery".
Use the formal long form of the person's name. Jesus becomes "Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ".

Terms

Ancester of Christ

For Ancester of Christ, Ann

Language
Arabic - (Literary) "Hannah", (Colloquial) "Hanny"; or "Hanneh" or "Hannee"
English - "Ann" or "Anne"
Hebrew - "Hannah"

Definition
The word "Ann" means "grace" or "the gracious one".

Relationship to Jesus Christ - Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ
Ancester of Christ, Ann is his grandmother. Ancester of Christ, Ann is the mother of the Theotokos, who is the mother of Jesus Christ - Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ

See also
Hannah / Hanneh

See from
Al-qiddissah Hanneh
Ann
Anna
Anne
Holy Ann
St. Ann

For Ancester of Christ, Joachim

Relationship to Jesus Christ - Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ
Ancester of Christ, Joachim is his grandfather. Ancester of Christ, Joachim is the father of the Theotokos, who is the mother of Jesus Christ - Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ

See from
Holy Joachim
Joachim
St. Joachim

"and from the Son"

Definition
The words "and from the Son" is the English translation of the Latin word "Filioque"

Prayer
Within the Nicean Creed

See
Nicean Creed

Andrew

See
Holy and Illustrious Apostle Andrew, The First-Called

Angel

For Angel Gabriel

See
Archangel Gabriel

For Angel Michael

See
Archangel Michael

For Angel Raphael

See
Archangel Raphael

Ann

See
Ancester of Christ, Ann

Anna

See
Ancester of Christ, Ann

Anne

See
Ancester of Christ, Ann

Annointing of sick

See
Holy Mystery of Holy Oil

Annunciation

Definition
The word "Annunciation" (capital A) refers to "The Holy Archangel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would be The Theotokos (Mother of God). Mary said yes to that annuncement".

The word "annunciation" (small a) means "the act of announcing or being announced".

History
The Holy Archangel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would be The Theotokos (Mother of God). Mary said yes to that annuncement. The Incarnation occured immediately after Mary said yes to the announcement of the Archangel Gabriel. Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ took flesh by the power of the Holy God the Holy Spirit and the cooperation of The Theotokos, an Ever-Lasting Virgin. Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Holy God the Father.

See
Great Feast of Annunciation (Al Bisharah) of The Theotokos

See also
al-Bisharah
Incarnation

Antidoron

Usage
Antidoron is blessed leavened Qurban (Holy Bread).
Antidoron is blessed on two occasions.

  • Leavened Qurban is blessed to become Antidoron after the Consecration during the Divine Liturgy, Antidoron is the particles of the Levened Qurban (Holy Bread) which were not consecrated or particles of another unconsecrated Levened Qurban (Holy Bread) loaf.
    Antidoron was originally intended as a blessing for those unable to receive the Holy Mystery of the Holy Eucharist. Then, antidoron is distributed immediately following the Divine Liturgy to all the people.
  • Leavened Qurban is blessed to become Antidoron during the Memorial Service (Jennaz with the "Evlogitaria of the Dead") for the people who have fallen asleep in the Lord.
    Then, Antidoron is distributed immediately following the Memorial Service to all the people.

See also
Qurban (Holy Bread)

Antimension

Definition
Antimension is the piece of material with a painting of the burial of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ and the tools of his suffering. The antimension has a small relic sewn into it, at the center bottom. A small pocket is sewn at the end of the material containing a relic of a martyr.

Usage
The Antimension is a cloth placed upon the Holy Altar during the Divine Liturgy.
The Antimension is the cloth that is usually kept folded on the Holy Altar under the Gospel Book.
Before the Great Entrance with the gifts, it is unfolded.
The chalice and diskos rest upon it for the Anaphora, the sanctification of the bread and wine, and the Communion.
After the chalice and diskos are removed (after Communion) to the proskomide (preparation) table, the antimension is again folded and the Gospel Book is replaced on it.

Antiphon

Definition
An Antiphon is a short hymn made up of verses taken from the Old Testament Psalms.

Usage
They are meant to be sung by two groups alternating in answer to one another.

Antiphon Response

Definition
"Antiphon Response" is the response to an Antiphon

Usage
Used during the Divine Liturgy.

Anthony the Great

See
Holy and God-bearing Father Antony the Great

Antony the Great

See
Holy and God-bearing Father Antony the Great

Terms Beginning with other Letters

Please click on the letter with which the term begins.

Aa - Ab     Ac - Ak     Al     Am     An     Ao - Ap     Ar     As - Az     Ba     Be - Bi     Bl - Bz

Ca - Ce     Ch     Co     Cr - Cz     D     De     Di     Do

Ea - Ej     El     Em - Ep     Eu     Faa - Fas     Father     Fe     Fi - Fz

Ga - Gn     Go     Gra - Great and     Great Feast     Great Fri - Great Z     Grec - Grz

Haa - Haj     Hal - He     Hi     Holy A - Holy B     Holy C - Holy D     Holy E - Holy Gl
Holy God     Holy Gr - L     Holy M     Holy P     Holy S     Holy T - Holy Z     Hp-Hz

Ia-Id     Ie-Ij     Il-Iz     J     K     Ku     La     Le     Li     Lo - Lz     Ma     Me     Mi - Mo     Mu     My

N     Ob - Ot     Ob - Ot     Our - Our J     Our Lord     Our M - Our Z

Paa - Pas     Pat - Paz     Pe - Po     Pra - Pre     Pri - Pz     Q     Ra - Re     Ro - Rz    

Saa - Sah     Saint     Sal - Saz     Sc - Sh     Si - Sr     St     Su - Sz    

Ta - Theos     Theotokos     To     Tra     Tri     Tro    

U     V     W     Y     Z

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Thesaurus - Arabic Influenced Religious Terminology on Malta

"We speak an arabic dialect and are catholics. Although our dialect is highly italianised we use christian arabic terminology. The question is from where have this terminology come from. Malta was under the arabs in the early middle age and there was a presence of islam. Our dialect have elements of both west and eastern arabic. I suspect that there was an imigration of melkites in malta, this is the reason why I am sending this email. Attached please find a list of our religious terminology."...
"I would like to ask you a question, how similar is our terminology to yours."...
"Thanks again and Alla dejjem izomm idejh fuqok u fuq il-Kinsja Mqaddsa."
Christopher Agius
Maltese Religious Terms Of Arabic Origin, Christopher Agius, 2002
Christopher Agius


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