angelo-, angel-

(Greek: messenger, divine messenger)

angelology (s) (noun), angelologies (pl)
1. The doctrine or discourse concerning angels.
2. The study of angels.
angelomachy (s) (noun), angelomachies (pl)
A war or conflict between angels.
angelophany (s) (noun), angelophanies (pl)
The actual appearance of an angel to a human.
Angelus bell (s) (noun), Angelus bells (pl)
A signal to say the Angelus, rung at morning, noon, and evening as a call to recite the devotional prayer to commemorate the Annunciation or as indicated in the Bible, the archangel Gabriel's visit to the Virgin Mary to announce that she had been chosen to be the mother of Jesus Christ (Luke 1:26-38).
Angelus, angelus (s) (noun); Angeluses, angeluses (pl)
1. A Roman Catholic prayer commemorating the Incarnation, and imploring the intercession of the Mother of God.
2. The Angelus bell or the first words of the prayer from the Gospel Angelus domini, "angel of the Lord".
3. A devotional prayer used to commemorate the Annunciation or the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of Christ.
evangel (s) (noun), evangels (pl)
1. The message of redemption through Jesus Christ; the Christian gospel.
2. One of the four Gospels of the New Testament.
3. Any good news or glad tidings.
4. Etymology: from Old French evangile, from Late Latin evangelium which came from Greek euangelion "good news"; from eu-, "good" + angellein, "announce".
evangelical (adjective), more evangelical, most evangelical
1. In or agreeing with the four Gospels or the teachings of the New Testament in the Bible.
2. Denoting the adherents of a school of Protestant theology stressing the divine inspiration, authority, and sufficiency of the Scriptures, the fallen state of man, salvation by faith in the redeeming work of Christ, and spiritual regeneration, and denying in whole or in part the efficacy of the sacraments and the authority of the church.
3. In the U.S., loosely, orthodox; Trinitarian in belief.
4. Zealous or fervent: evangelical preaching.
5. A reference to the work of an evangelist; evangelistic: evangelical labors.
6. A member of an evangelical church, or of an evangelical party within a church, as of the Low Church party in Anglicanism.
evangelicalness (s) (noun) (no plural)
Being evangelical or the teachings and authority of the Scriptures; especially, of the New Testament, in opposition to the institutional authority of the church itself, and emphasizing the tenet that salvation is achieved by personal conversion to faith in the atonement of Christ.
evangelicism (s) (noun), evangelicisms (pl)
Evangelical principles; evangelism.
evangelism (s) (noun), evangelisms (pl)
1. The zealous preaching or spreading of the gospel, "good news".
2. The work of an evangelist.
evangelist (s) (noun), evangelists (pl)
1. A religious person who travels from place to place to preach or a missionary; a revivalist or a promoter, organizer, or preacher at a religious revival meeting; especially, one for christians.
2. In the Mormon Church, a patriarch.
3. Etymology: the original sense of evangelist was "writer of a gospel"; from Greek euaggelion; and from Latin evangelium which in classical times meant "reward for bringing good news" based on the prefix eu-, "good, well" and aggelos "messenger" which is the source angel.
evangelistic (adjective), more evangelistic, most evangelistic
Referring to a person who seeks to convert others to the Christian faith; especially, by public preaching.
evangelization (s) (noun), evangelizations (pl)
Generally applied to any form of preaching by an evangelist aimed at converting people to Christianity by believing in Christ as their savior.
evangelize (verb), evangelizes; evangelized;evangelizing
1. To preach the gospel to: To evangelize is to share one's religious or Christian beliefs with other people.
2. To convert to Christianity: The ultimate goal for those who evangelize is to convert non-believers to become adherents of faith in God and to be His devoted followers.
3. Etymology: from Latin evangelizare, "to spread" or "to preach the Gospel"; from the Greek root euangelizesthai, or "to bring good news".