Glossary of terms

This section lists some common words and terms used in the Church of England. Cclick on the first letter of the word and a list of words beginning with that letter will appear. Click on more.. for that word for an explanation.  This will open a separate window with the description and, in some cases, an image.


A Greek word which means "Our Lord comes," or the coming of the Lord, used literally in the King James Version. "If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha" (1 Corinthians 16:22 KJV).


A reference to Jesus Christ. Literally, "The Anointed One".