The traditional title for the pregnant Mary's song of praise of God, Lk 1:46-55, taken from its first word in Latin: "[My soul] praises".
Mark [Gospel of]
Considered to be the earliest Gospel, written around 65-70 for a community of Gentile Christians who were suffering persecution, perhaps in Rome. It is short and may well reflect the teaching of Peter. It presents Jesus as the Son of God and as a suffering and misunderstood Messiah. It almost certainly had an “ending” added to it with the original version finishing with fearful women running from Jesus’ empty tomb.For more information please see the Gospel of Mark.
Matthew [Gospel of]
Thought to have been written in the 80s for a community of Jewish Christians, it presents Jesus as the fulfilment of the prophecies made in the Hebrew Scriptures, as the Son of God, the new Moses, a great teacher and lawgiver. The bulk of this Gospel can be seen as a repeated pattern of Jesus giving a major address to his disciples or a crowd, followed by descriptions of Jesus’ activities. Like Luke’s Gospel, Matthew’s is thought to draw heavily for much of its content on Mark’s Gospel and a lost source document scholars call Q.For more information please see Gospel of Matthew.
MessiahHebrew for the annointed one (in Greek the translation is Christ). The term is sometimes used to refer to saviour or liberator.
Events in the four Gospels and occasionally in the Acts of the Apostles where we read of Jesus and then his followers showing God’s love for people who have faith by doing things beyond what is normally possible for a human being. These miracles (from a Latin word meaning to inspire wonder in witnesses) include the immediate healing of sick people and control of the forces of nature.
Written collections of the oral tradition of the Torah presenting explanations and interpretations. It is not itself part of the Scriptures.
“Mission” comes from the Latin word for 'send'. God sent Jesus to proclaim the Reign of God, God's plan for the world, and Jesus sends his community of disciples, the Church, to proclaim his Good News. It is why the Church exists, not for itself but for God's mission.
A highly significant human figure in the Torah (the first five books of the Bible). However, Moses doesn’t appear until the second book - Exodus. He was and is to this day the greatest hero of the Jewish people; a man “whom the Lord knew face to face.”
MythA story with symbolic and metaphoric language that, while not literally true, expresses a deep truth about human existence and usually is treasured by a community of people.
- The Gospel of Matthew
- The Gospel of Mark
- The Proclamation of John the Baptist Mark 1:1-8
- Jesus’ Baptism – Mark 1:9-11
- The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry – Mark 1:14-20
- Jesus heals many at Simon’s House – Mark 1:29-34
- Jesus cleanses a Leper – Mark 1:40-45
- The True Kindred of Jesus – Mark 3:31-35
- The Purpose of Parables – Mark 4:10-20
- The parable of the Growing Seed – Mark 4:26-29
- Jesus stills a storm – Mark 4:35-41
- Jesus Heals the Gerasene Demoniac – Mark 5:1-20
- A Girl Restored to Life & a Woman Healed – Mark 5:21-43
- The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth – Mark 6:1-6
- The Mission of the Twelve – Mark 6:6b-13
- Jesus walks on the water – Mark 6:45-52
- Feeding Stories – Mark 6:30-44 & Mark 8:1-10
- Jesus cures a deaf man – Mark 7:31-37
- Jesus’ Declaration about Peter – Mark 8:27-30
- The Transfiguration – Mark 9:2-13
- The Healing of a boy with a spirit – Mark 9:14-29
- Who is the Greatest – Mark 9:33-37
- Jesus blesses the little Children – Mark 10:13-16
- The Rich Man – Mark 10:17-31
- The Request of James and John – Mark 10:35-45
- The First Commandment – Mark 12:28-24
- The Widow’s offering – Mark 12:41-44
- The Necessity for Watchfulness – Mark 13:32-37
- The Resurrection of Jesus – Mark 16:1-8
- The Gospel of Luke
- The Birth of Jesus – Luke 2:1-21
- The Boy Jesus in the Temple – Luke 2:41-52
- The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry & The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth – Luke 4:14-30
- Jesus teaches and heals – Luke 6:17-26
- The Parable of the Good Samaritan – Luke 10:25-37
- The Lord’s Prayer – Luke 11:1-13
- The Parable of the Prodigal and his Brother – Luke 15:11-32
- Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers – Luke 17:11-19
- The Road to Emmaus – Luke 24:13-35
- The Coming of the Holy Spirit – Acts 2:1-12
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