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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 Ka - Kt

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

Kephas

Language
Aramaic

Definition
The word "Kephas" means "The Rock".

History
Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ changed The Holy, Glorious and Illustrious Prince of the Apostles Peter's name from Simon to Kephas, which is Aramaic for "The Rock". The Greek equivalent is Petros, the Arabic Anglicized equivalent is Bourtos, and the English equivalent is Peter.

See
Holy, Glorious and Illustrious Prince of the Apostles Peter

See also
Feast of the Holy, Glorious and Illustrious Princes of the Apostles Peter and Paul

Kneeling Prayers at Pentecost

See
Vespers of Monday after the Great Feast of Pentecost - Kneeling Prayers

Memorial Service / Jennaz for the departed.

See also
Ameh

Kombologion

Language
Greek

Usage
The word "kombologion" refers to the knotted strings or beads in the Prayer Rope used to pray the Jesus Prayer.

See also
Komboischinion

Komboischinion

Language
Greek

Usage
The word "komboischinion " refers to the prayer rope used to pray the Jesus prayer.

See also
Kombologion

Kontakia

See
Kontakion

Kontakion

Language
Greek

Definition
The word "Kontakion" means "from a pole".
The word "Kondakion" refers to "short hymns that present the theme of the day during the Divine Liturgy".

Number case
Singular

Plural form
Kontakia

Background
Kontakion was originally a long poem rolled up on a pole. Kontakion consisted of a short preliminary stanza and was followed by some 18 to 24 strophes, each known as an ikos. The stanza and the ikos concluded with the same refrain. Today, all that remains is the stanza followed by the first ikos.

When

Immediately after the Little Entrance
There are Kontakia for each day of the liturgical year.
The default Kondakia is "O neverfailing protectress of Christians, and their everpresent advocate before the Creator: Turn not away from the prayers of us sinners, but in your goodness extend your help to us who call upon you with faith. Hasten to intercede for us, O Theotokos, you who always protect those who honor you."
The Kontakion is sung after the Troparion.

Immediately after the priest pours the zeon (warm water) crosswise into the holy chalice
These are the Kinonika of the week. Each weekday has its own Kinonika.

See also
Troparion

Kristos or Christos

Language
Greek translation of the Hebrew word "Mashiah" or "Masiah", which means "Annointed" or "Annointed One".

Definition
The word "Christos" or "Kristos" means "Annointed" or "Annointed One".
The word "Christos" or "Kristos" is the transliterated form from the Greek.
The word "Mashiah" or "Masiah" refers to the annointing ceremony in which a person becomes the king. In the annointing, the person becomes sacred and untouchable.

Other languages
The words written in Greek, transliteration, Latinized, Anglicized, and Arabic Anglicized.
The Hebrew word "Mashiah" or "Masiah" became "Christos" or "Kristos" in the Greek translated form.
The Greek translated word "Christos" or "Kristos"became "Christus" in the Latinized form.
Greek translated word "Christus" became "Christ" in the Anglicized form and became "al-Masiih" or "el-Maseeh" in the Arabic Anglicized form.
Additionally, the Hebrew word "Mashiah" or "Masiah" became "Messiah" in the Anglicized form and became "al-Masiih" or "el-Maseeh" in the Arabic Anglicized form.
The word "al" or "el" means "the" as The Only or The One.
The phrase "al-Masiih" or "el-Maseeh" means "The Only Messiah" or "The One Messiah".

Title
The word "Kristos" is a title for Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity.

Usage in the Holy Bible
In the books of the New Testament which are written in Greek, the phrase "Iêsous ho Christos" or "Iêsous ho Kristos" is used. The word "ho" means "the" as The Only or The One. This phrase translates as "Jesus the Messiah" or "Jesus the Annointed" or "Jesus the Annointed One".
In books of the Old Testaments, "Mashiah" or "Masiah" refers to many kings.

See
Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ

See also
al-Masiih
Christ
Christos
Christus
el-Maseeh
Mashiah
Messiah

Kyrollos, Archbishop of Alexandria

See
Our Holy Father Kyrollos, Archbishop of Alexandria

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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