Jesus called “Christ”

hy is Jesus called “Christ”?
“Christ” in Greek, “Messiah” in Hebrew, means the “anointed one”.
Jesus is the Christ because he is consecrated by God and anointed by the Holy Spirit for his redeeming mission. He is the Messiah awaited by Israel, sent into the world by the Father. Jesus accepted the title of Messiah but he made the meaning of the term clear: “come down from heaven” (John 3:13), crucified and then risen , he is the Suffering Servant “who gives his life as a ransom for the many” (Matthew 20:28). From the name Christ comes our name of Christian.

CCC #436 - 440 and 453
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