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ECCLESIA DISCENS

The learning Church. A term applied to all the faithful insofar as they are being taught by the successors of the Apostles. The basis for the expression is Christ's commission to the eleven before the Ascension, "Go, therefore, make disciple of all nations" (Matthew 28:19).

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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