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Holy A - Holy B
Holy C - Holy D
Holy E - Holy Gl
Holy God
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Holy S
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Our Lord
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Melkite Greek Catholic Church Information Center Thesaurus Terms Beginning with Me

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

Melchite

Language
French

Definition
The words "Melchite" literally means "Melkite".

Usage
In the Middle East, the Melkite Greek Catholic Church is also known in French as "Grec Melchite Catholique". The language of the Liturgical Services of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church was Greek.

See
Melkite (about Church) and Melkite (history)

Melkite (about Church) and Melkite (history)

Language
Semitic

Definition
The word "Melkite" means "King's men".

History
"...It is a Semitic (presumably Syriac) root with a Greek ending, meaning imperialist. Melk is Syriac for king (Heb. melek, Arab. malik). The word is used in all the Semitic languages for the Roman Emperor, like the Greek basileus. By adding the Greek ending -- ites we have the form melkites, equal to basilikos. It should be noted that the third radical of the Semitic root is kaf: there is no guttural. Therefore the correct form of the word is Melkite, rather than the usual form Melchite. The pure Syriac word is malkoyo (Arab. malakiyyu; vulgar, milkiyyu)".... ...faithful to the Council of Chalcedon (451)... ...The Emperor Marcian (450-457) made the Faith of Chalcedon the law of the empire. Laws passed on 27 February and again on 13 March, 452, enforced the decrees of the council and threatened heavy penalties against dissenters. From that time Dyophysism was the religion of the court, identified with loyalty to the emperor. In spite of the commpromising concessions of later emperors, the Faith of Chalcedon was always looked upon as the religion of the state, demanded and enforced on all subjects of Caesar....
Catholic Encyclopedia: Melchites (Melkites)

Some authorities say that the Syriac word is "malka".
Some authorities say that the Aramaic word is "melek" meaning King.
Some authorities say that the Semitic root is "Melko".
People who accepted the decrees of the Ecumenical Council were called Orthodox.

Usage

In the West, the Melkite Greek Catholic Church is called "Melkite Greek Catholic" ("Grec Melchite Catholique").
In the Middle East, the Melkite Greek Catholic Church is generally known in Greek as "Room Katuleek" and in Arabic Anglicized as "Rumi Kathuliki". Both phrases is literally mean "Roman Catholic". In these titles, Rome refers not to the City of Rome in Italy, but to the the city of Constantinople. Constantinople was called the New Rome, after the "fall" of Rome.
Also, in the Middle East, the Melkite Greek Catholic Church is also known in French as "Grec Melchite Catholique" and "Grecs Catholiques". The first phrase literally means "Melkite Greek Catholic" and the second prase literally means "Greek Catholics".
In the Middle East, those whom North Americans call "Roman Catholics" are known as "Lateen" ("Latins").

See from
"Room Katuleek" in Greek
"Rumi Kathuliki" in Arabic Anglicized
"Grec Melchite Catholique" in French
"Grec Melkite Catholique" in French "Grecs Catholiques" in French
"Greek Catholic"
"Melchite" in French

Meletios, Archbishop of Antioch

See
St. Meletios, Archbishop of Antioch

Memorial Saturdays

See
All Souls Saturdays

Memorial Service

Definition
The words "Memorial Service" refers to the "Memorial Service for those who have 'fallen asleep in the Lord'".

See also
Genaz

Mercy

Language
English

Definition
English - The word "mercy" is the translation of the Greek word "eleos". This word has the same ultimate root as the old Greek word for "oil", or more precisely, "olive oil". Olive oil was used extensively as a soothing agent for bruises and minor wounds. Olive oil was poured onto the wound and gently massaged in the wound. Olive oil soothed, comforted and made whole the injured part.
Hebrew - The Hebrew word "hesed" is translated as the Greek word "eleos" and as the English word "mercy". "Hesed" means "steadfast love". The Greek words "Kyrie, eleison" have the meaning "Lord, soothe me, comfort me, take away my pain, show me your steadfast love."
The word "mercy" refers to to the infinite loving-kindness of Holy God, and his compassion for his suffering children. The word "mercy" does not refer to the Western world's concepts of justice or acquittal.

Prayer
Within the Litany of Peace and other Litanies during the Divine Liturgy
Lord have mercy

See also
Have mercy
Urham
Litany of Peace
Lord

Messiah

Language
The English word "Messiah" is transcribed from the Hebrew word "Mashiah" or "Masiah".

Definition
The word "Mashiah" or "Masiah" means "Annointed" or "Annointed One".
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 "Messiah" 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
Kristos
Mashiah

Metanoia

Language
Greek

Definition
The word "Metanoia" means "conversion or repentance and the continual life of inner change and growth".

Terms Beginning with other Letters

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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     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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O God of all spirits and of all flesh, who have destroyed death, overcome the devil, and given life to the world: grant, O Lord, to the souls of your servants Bucky and Shirley, who has departed from this life, that it may rest in a place of light, in a place of happiness, in a place of peace, where there is no pain, no grief, no sighing. And since You are a gracious God and the Lover of Mankind, forgive him/her every sin he/she has committed by thought, or word, or deed, for there is not a man who lives and does not sin : You alone are without sin, your righteousness is everlasting, and your word is true. You are the Resurrection and the Life, and the repose of your departed servants Bucky and Shirley. O Christ our God, and we send up glory to You, together with your eternal Father and your all-holy, good and life-givng Spirit, now and always and for ages upon ages. Amen.

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