Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Dictionary

A modern dictionary of Catholic terms, both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases.

Search:

Or browse the dictionary by selecting a letter!
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

HEBREWS, EPISTLE TO THE

A letter, ascribed to St. Paul, written in Rome about A.D. 63. It was addressed to Christians who were almost exclusively converts from Judaism. It is divided into two main parts. Part One is doctrinal (1:1 to 10:17) and tells of the dignity of Christ as the natural Son of God, the eternal priesthood of Christ, the superiority of the Sacrifice of the New Law over the sacrifices of the Old Law. Part Two is moral (10:19 to 13:17), in which the converts are exhorted to perseverance in the Christian faith and in the difficult virtues required by this faith.

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

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Church Fathers: St. Polycarp and St. Papias January 24
On News Both Good and Fun January 23
Guess who thinks Pope Francis shouldn't give so many interviews? January 23
A rare “win” in the Venerable League: Laity 4, Priests and Religious 3 January 23
The Didache Bible Is Here January 21

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12