This Greek word (meaning "arrival" or "presence") refers to the second coming of Christ or the return of Christ in glory to judge the living and the dead at the end of the world. (See CCC 1001)

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  • Parousia — Second Coming, 1875, from Gk. parousia, lit. presence. A reference to Matt. xxiv:27 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Parousia — [pär΄o͞o sē′ə, pə ro͞o′zē ə] n. [Gr(Ec) parousia < Gr, lit., presence, arrival < para ,PARA 1 + ousia, a being, substance < stem of ōn, prp. of einai, to be: see ONTO ] SECOND COMING …   English World dictionary

  • Parousia — Pa*rou si*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?. See {Parusia}.] (a) The nativity of our Lord. (b) The last day. Shipley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parousia — Greek for ‘presence’, and used in the NT for the coming of Christ within an eschatological [[➝ eschatology]] complex including judgement [[➝ Judgement]] and resurrection though the word can also denote simply the ‘presence’ of an apostle among… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Parousia — /peuh rooh zee euh, see euh, pahr ooh see euh/, n. 1. advent (def. 4). 2. (l.c.) Platonism. the presence in any thing of the idea after which it was formed. [1870 75; < Gk parousía a being present, presence, equiv. to par PAR + ous (s. of ôn, prp …   Universalium

  • Parousia — Par•ou•si•a [[t]pəˈru zi ə, si ə, ˌpɑr uˈsi ə[/t]] n. rel Second Coming • Etymology: 1870–75; < Gk parousía a being present, presence …   From formal English to slang

  • parousia — /pəˈruziə/ (say puh roohzeeuh) noun the return of Christ to earth at the end of the world; the Second Advent. {Greek parousia arrival, especially visit of a royal or official personage, or of a god} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Parousia — noun Etymology: Greek, literally, presence, from paront , parōn, present participle of pareinai to be present, from para + einai to be more at is Date: 1844 Second Coming …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • parousia — noun the second coming of Christ …   Wiktionary

  • PAROUSIA —    a Greek term used in CHRISTIANITY referring to the RETURN OF CHRIST also known as His SECOND ADVENT …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • parousia — second coming of Christ Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

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