Shortened form for Acts of the Apostles, the work by the writer we know as Luke. It tells the story of Jesus’ followers after his death.
One of the seasons of the liturgical year. It is the four weeks preceding Christmas day and is a time of preparation. For Catholics, Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year.
Followers of Jesus, usually referring to the 12. Peter, Andrew, James, John, Phillip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, Simon, James, Jude and Judas Iscariot.
Is considered to be a faithful summary of the apostles’ faith. It is the ancient baptismal symbol of the Church of Rome. Its great authority arises from this fact: it is “the Creed of the Roman Church, the See of Peter, the first of the apostles, to which he brought the common faith” Catechism of the Catholic Church, para.194.