Def: Include or absorb (something) in something else
Def: Hold and state as one’s opinion
Def: To deprive of possession
Def: Relating to the logical discussion of ideas and opinions.
Def: (Esp. of a process or organization) Just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential.
You’d think that I’d know this one stone-cold by now. But, no.
Def: A saying attributed to Jesus Christ, esp. one not recorded in the canonical Gospels
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Before we get to the word of the day, I wanted to highlight something from the entry on Abel: “As the first of martyrs, he also sometimes stands for the persecuted Christians, belonging to the city which is in heaven,” (3).
- Penitential practice
- Abstaining from the use of certain kinds of food
- In the East, this traditionally includes not only meat, but fish, eggs, milk, cheese, oil and wine.
The additional requirement of the Eastern tradition sound intriguing. And more of a penance, especially for me, as I do not eat a lot of meat to begin with. Perhaps I’ll try this out this upcoming Lent. 🙂
Another catholidorkerrific idea from Yours Truly! 🙂
I was looking at that nice, big Christian dictionary on my shelf and thought about what a shame it was that I didn’t pull it out more often. Then, I was struck with an idea! I had been toying with the concept of reading it from cover to cover, but really, what is the fun in that if you cannot share your findings with friends? So I thought that I would bless you nice folk with the fruits of my reading and select a “word of the day” — something that piques my interest or an entry with which I was previously unfamiliar. I won’t recreate the entire entry, but just lay out some basics.
Let’s get started! 🙂
- c. 945 – 1004
- Abbot of Fleury, France
- Helped in the restoration of monasticism in England
- Notable works: Passio S. Eadmundi and Quaestiones Grammaticales
- Supported the Cluniac Reform, was an ardent defender of Papal authority and the freedom of monasteries from episcopal and secular interference
- He was killed in a revolt occasioned by the reform of a priory
- He also wrote on logic, math, astronomy and the lives of the Popes
- Feast day: 13 Nov