act of reverence or worship;feeling of profound devotion. In the Catholic Chruch, Adoration usually refers to the act of "adoring" the blessed sacrament, or Eucharist. The Eucharist is held in what is called a monstrance for people to come and spend time in front of Jesus.
adoration comes from the word adore. to adore or worship someone.
Adoration means: Awe, Admiration etc.
Answer2: An Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, by W. E. Vine, says that this word "denotes an act of reverence, whether paid to man . . . or to God." In Bible times pro·sky·neʹo often included literally bowing down before someone of high stature. (from 4/8/00 Awake in Jehovah's Witnesses official website)
According to the Wikipedia article on Heliocentrism, April 16, 1757:
"In 1664, Pope Alexander VII published his Index Librorum Prohibitorum Alexandri VII Pontificis Maximi jussu editus which included all previous condemnations of geocentric books. An annotated copy of Principia by Isaac Newton was published in 1742 by Fathers le Seur and Jacquier of the Franciscan Minims, two Catholic mathematicians with a preface stating that the author's work assumed heliocentrism and could not be explained without the theory. Pope Benedict XIV suspended the ban on heliocentric works on 16 April 1757 based on Isaac Newton's work. Pope Pius VII approved a decree in 1822 by the Sacred Congregation of the Inquisition to allow the printing of heliocentric books in Rome."
This question refers to a special prayer used in the Roman Catholic Tridentine Mass on Good Friday, the Friday before Easter Sunday. The reason it is said that day is because that is the day the Church teaches that Christ died of crucifixion. The prayer petitions God for conversion of Jews to Christianity. Since, from the point of view of the Catholic petitioner this would be a blessing, it could hardly be considered "anti-" anything in its intent. But frankly it does mean that the Christian petitioner regards the continuing practice of Judaism to be unfruitful in obtaining salvation. Or more correctly, that Holy Church (Catholicism) is the only path to salvation, since Catholics believe that the Church is the living body of Christ on Earth, and since Christ said that no one enters the Kingdom of Heaven except through Him. Holding those beliefs then, it would be more correct to say one is "anti-Semitic" if they deliberately didn't pray for the conversion of Jews. It would be like saying, "They don't deserve it!", as would be true for any other group of non-Catholics, of course. In a sense, you could say that prayer is the opposite of persecution, since God would answer with, presumably, something that is only helpful to the subject of the prayer. Finally, the willing conversion of Jews is how Christianity began. So a prayer continuing in that tradition does not seem inappropriate. The intent is beneficial and the precedent is there. This is not something new, then, that Pope Benedict is introducing, but rather reaffirming an ancient, successful practice.
On the day of Pentecost in Jerusalem in (about) the year 33 AD.Answer
Catholic Church was established by Jesus Christ when he said to the Apostle Peter: "I give you the KEYS to the Kingdom of Heaven and whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatsoever you shall loose shall be loosed in Heaven" AND more definitively at Pentecost and then more definitively just prior to Jesus' Assension when He declared to all the Apostles: "and then He (Jesus) breathed on them and said: 'receive The Holy Spirit. If you forgive men's sins they are forgiven them; if you hold them bound they are held bound" and other related scripture passages in which Jesus commissioned the Apostles, specifically (not all of his desciples) to preach the "good news" -- salvation through Christ.
And, Jesus also declared: "I will never leave you; I will be with you always." Well, always is always; never is never. Therefore, NEVER did Our Lord leave or abandon His Church on earth -- the Holy Catholic Church. He said he would not and therefore he did not. The Christian FAITH is now, and always has been, preserved in Truth, infallibly, by Christ Himself in every century and at every moment for the past 2000 years.
Thus, the Christian FAITH never needed "reform" nor "restoration." Human beings -- administrators of the Faith (priests, bishops, pastors, etc.) have ALWAYS been falible in their personal lives. Only the FAITH itself -- the teaching on faith and morals -- is protected by The Holy Spirit (in every age, at every moment) from error. Human beings are fraught with error. Plenty of theological and moral errors have been taught & preached, to this day, all over the planet. Christian history is fraught with multiple schisms & heresies over the past 2000 years. Sometimes heresies were very successful (i.e., Arian heresy in the 4th century) but they NEVER prevailed. The Truth ALWAYS prevailed in the Catholic Church. . .b/c Jesus promised it would.
Besides -- can't be judged by The Truth (in justice; and God is just) UNLESS The Truth/True Faith does exist and CAN be known. Obviously we can't be justly judged (individually and in every generation) according to Truth/Faith if it isn't known. Ergo, the Catholic Church contains the "Fullness of Truth" (faith and morals) that God has deigned to reveal to mankind.
IMO, it simply can't be any other way . . .and it's pretty obvious it can't. It it were, then we'd be stuck, as Christians, accusing Our Lord Jesus Christ of lying. He doesn't and did not. Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, NEVER left us, His Church (bride) not even for a milla-second. Never is never.