Paragraph 2642

2642. The Revelation of “what must soon take place,” the Apocalypse, is borne along by the songs of the heavenly liturgy127but also by the intercession of the “witnesses” (martyrs).128The prophets and the saints, all those who were slain on earth for their witness to Jesus, the vast throng of those who, having come through the great tribulation, have gone before us into the Kingdom, all sing the praise and glory of him who sits on the throne, and of the Lamb.129In communion with them, the Church on earth also sings these songs with faith in the midst of trial. By means of petition and intercession, faith hopes against all hope and gives thanks to the “Father of lights,” from whom “every perfect gift” comes down.130Thus faith is pure praise.

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335. What are the effects of the sacrament of Holy Orders?

209. What is meant by the term “heaven”?

350. Why is the Christian family called a domestic church?

207. What is life everlasting?

501. What can spouses do when they do not have children?

263. What are the effects of Baptism?

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