Elder (Older)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Elder (Older). Someone who is older than another person.

See also: Elder (New Testament church) and Elder (Modern church)

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Celebrate

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Celebrate. The marking of festivals such as Easter or certain events such as a baptism with a service of thanks. Christians celebrate when they take Communion and some churches hold separate praise and worship services that are specifically dedicated to celebration, the principal minister at a Communion service is known as the celebrant.

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Star of David

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Star of David. A six-pointed star used in the Abrahamic religions In Christianity, it is sometimes known as the ‘star of creation’. In Hebrew it is called ‘the shield of David’ and, in modern times, it has come to be especially associated with the Jewish people. In the Holocaust, it was used by the Nazis to identify Jews.

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Virgin Conception of Jesus

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Virgin Conception of Jesus. The conception of Jesus, in Mary’s womb, without sexual intercourse, leading to what’s known as the Virgin Birth of Jesus.

It is a common mistaken belief that the term Immaculate Conception refers to the Virgin Mary conceiving Jesus without having sexual intercourse. However, the term Immaculate Conception in fact refers to Mary herself having been born free from original sin.

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