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Word: neophyte

Definition: recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant


Sentences Containing 'neophyte'

According to Catholic theology, the way the sacraments of initiation are celebrated is meant to bring a neophyte to experience and know, through visible sacramental signs and gestures, eternal life and grace Jesus has brought into this world.
Clifford Bias organized a magical study group known as the Ancient Mystical Order of Seekers (A.M.O.S.) and he wrote and published a series of A.M.O.S. books, including "The Probationer", "L.V.X. The Book of Light", "Sepher Yetzirah and the 32 Paths of Wisdom", "The Neophyte", "The Tarot – The Book of Thoth," "The Way Back", "The Western Mystery Tradition", and "Qabalah, Tarot and the Western Mystery Tradition".
During his first term as congressman, Cajes who was a neophyte earned the respect of his colleagues that lead to his seat as Senior Vice Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Telecommunications—a seat that is rarely given to neophyte solons.
Geronimo de Santa Fé, who had made charges against the Talmud, especially opposed Vidal Benveniste (who had mastered Latin, and whom the other Jewish representatives had selected as their leader), Zerahiah ha-Levi, Joseph Albo, Bonastruc Desmaëstre, and Nissim Ferrer; and he was assisted by the learned neophyte Garci Alvarez de Alarcon and the theologian Andreas Beltran of Valencia, who later became Bishop of Barcelona.
In his service to the people he got different achievements such as: one of the most Outstanding Neophyte Congressman of the 12th Congress; a Legislator par Excellence of the year 2002; awarded by the Philippines Media Enforcers, Inc.
Saint Joseph Yuan, a Chinese diocesan priest. Having heard Monsignor Dufresse speak of the Christian Faith, he was overcome by its beauty and then became an exemplary neophyte.
Saint Matthew Feng De, layman and neophyte, 54.

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