Church triumphant

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the church in heaven, enjoying a state of triumph, her warfare with evil being over; - distinguished from church militant. See under Militant.

See also: Church, Triumphant

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It obviously cannot be something that speaks of the church triumphant, as Baroque did.
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They are praise and thanksgiving for God's blessings, the leaders of the church, the church's Gospel mission, the struggles of young churches, nations and peoples of the world, peace, schools, homes, economic and cultural life, for all sorts of conditions of people and with the anticipation of joining those in the Church Triumphant.
His findings are organized under the following chapters: unholy human beings and holy humanity in Kant's critical and practical philosophy, independence from nature: preparing the ground for Perpetual Peace in the third Critique, the problem of international politics: human beings within the mechanism of nature, the instruction of suffering: Kant's theological anthropology, and an all-unifying church triumphant. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
Part of our ecclesiology, the theological study of the church, is the concept of the church triumphant, the saints in heaven enjoying the beatific vision, and the church militant, referring to us, the living.
The old terminology for these three states was "the church militant" on earth, "the church suffering" in purgatory, and "the church triumphant" in heaven.
The ancient frescoes which beautify Catholic churches envision all the faithful: the church militant, the church penitent, and the church triumphant shoulder to shoulder before the Lamb, becoming one with the Lamb.
If you join the Friends of the National Churches Trust in 2013, their sixtieth anniversary year, you will receive a free copy of The Church Triumphant, a hard backed edition of watercolours of English churches by artist Bob Moody.
I end this century-old flashback in Houpert's own words, "We do not expect the advent of a Church Triumphant before her time ...
Ward's third definition of the church is as the mystical body of Christ (the Church Triumphant, in a traditional term, which--as in Dante--is the same as Heaven/Paradiso).
If he is to be our model for describing God, we must reject this 'triumphalism' in which God is more like a tyrant, and the 'church triumphant' conquers all.
The Church triumphant that issued such paranoid sermons like that of Peter Chrysologus in 430 CE suggesting that the New Year's parade in Ravenna was "a 'procession of demons' (daemonum pompum) that included Saturn, Iupiter, Hercules, Diana and Vulcan." They reasoned that if the cultural practice was not overtly Christian then it must be pagan.