Faithful, The


Faithful, The
   The New Testament and Prayer Book name for all the Baptized, who, being admitted into the Household of Faith, are the people of the Faith -- fideles, that is, believers.

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.

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  • The Roman Congregations —     The Roman Congregations     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Roman Congregations     Certain departments have been organized by the Holy See at various times to assist it in the transaction of those affairs which canonical discipline and the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • The Rite of Constantinople (Byzantine Rite) —     The Rite of Constantinople     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Rite of Constantinople     (Also BYZANTINE RITE.)     The Liturgies, Divine Office, forms for the administration of sacraments and for various blessings, sacramentals, and exorcisms …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • The Faithful Tour — was a national tour held by British Christian band Phatfish. The set of concerts took the band around England and Scotland, performing songs from their most recent studio release at the time, Faithful The Worship Songs. The band played to… …   Wikipedia

  • faithful — ► ADJECTIVE 1) remaining loyal and steadfast. 2) remaining sexually loyal to a lover or spouse. 3) true to the facts or the original. ► NOUN (the faithful) ▪ the believers in a particular religion. DERIVATIVES faithfulness …   English terms dictionary