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

LEVITICUS

Third book of the Bible, named from its contents, which deal entirely with the service of God and the religious ceremonies to be performed by the members of the tribe of Levi, both priests and Levites. Its divisions are: the rites of sacrifice (1-7), consecration and installation of priests (8-10), the laws of purity (11-16), the law of holiness (17-22), religious institutions (23-25), blessings and curses (26). The book strongly emphasizes the divine majesty and the duty to honor and obey God as sovereign Lord.

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

Recent Catholic Commentary

Renewal with God Behind Us: Man Determines All 15 hours ago
Introducing the Church Fathers July 27
Straws in the Wind July 25
Hans Urs von Balthasar on Renewal that Matters July 25
Wrongheaded diocesan legal defenses in abuse cases July 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21