Bài 12: CHRISTIANITY

(Kitô Giáo) Christianity (from the Greek word Xριστός, Khristos, “Christ“, literally “anointed one“) is a monotheistic religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus as presented in the New Testament. The Christian faith is essentially faith in Jesus as the Christ (or Messiah), the Son of God, the Savior, the manifestation of God to humankind (Immanuel), and God (Yahweh... xem thêm →

Bài 11: HIERARCHICAL CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH

(Cơ Cấu Phẩm Trật Của Giáo Hội)  One of most significant ways the Catholic Church differs from other Churches is in its structure. The Catholic Church has a well-defined organizational and leadership structure. As the Body of Christ, we have a strong belief that God calls different people to take different roles within the Church. The Lay Faithful (laity). The... xem thêm →

Bài 10: THE SCRIPTURES

(Kinh Thánh) Sacred Scripture is divided into two parts: the Old Testament and the New Testament. The word “testament” means a covenant which God made with His people. The Old Testament is the story of the Israelites in the light of the various covenants God made with them. The Old Testament is the collection of sacred books of the Hebrews... xem thêm →

Bài 9: I AM A RELIGIOUS

(Tôi là Tu Sĩ) I am a religious living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I belong to the Order of St. Joseph. Every morning, I get up at 4:30 A.M. After getting washed, I put on my habit and go to the Chapel. At 5:00 A.M. our community says Morning Prayer from the Divine Office. Afterwards, the priests say... xem thêm →

Bài 8: LITURGICAL CLOTHING AND COLORS

(Áo và màu phụng vụ) The celebrant’s vestments reflect the ordinary clothing worn by men in the Roman Empire during the fourth century. Here is a brief description of some of the liturgical vestments worn today: – Alb: This is the long, white robe that the celebrant wears over his regular clothes. The Alb signifies Baptism, and may be worn... xem thêm →

Bài 7: THE SUNDAY MASS

Every Sunday catholics go to the parish’s church to attend the Sunday Mass. The movement of the Sunday Mass usually follows this outline: 1. Introductory Rites                                              Nghi thức nhập lễ Entrance (usually with gathering song)           Ca nhập lễ Act of Penitence                                                        Nghi thức sám hối Kyrie                                                                               Kinh thương xót Gloria                                                                              Kinh vinh danh Collect                                                                           ... xem thêm →

Bài 6: THE SMITHS

(Gia đình Smiths) Mr. and Mrs. Smith have three children: Mary is 12 years old, Frank 10 and John 8. The Smiths are very good practicing Catholics. Each Sunday and on every holyday, they go to Mass at their parish church. The name of their parish is sacred Heart of Jesus. Every Saturday, the three Smith children go to the... xem thêm →

Bài 5: THE PASTOR AND THE VICAR

My panish has two priests. The pastor is the father Vincent and the vicar is father Philip. The pastor preaches very well. He has a master’s degree in theology and specialized in Dogmatic Theology. He has the ability to explain the mysteries of the faith clearly and helps the people to understand their catholic religion in new ways. Father Philip... xem thêm →