Religious Studies UNIT 1

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION UNIT 1

Love

In greek there are four words for love unlike in English where there is only one.


AGAPE – Christian Love, charity, tolerance, Jesus love

EROS – Sexual affection, passion or desire

STORGE – Warm affection, liking someone

PHILOS – Love for family and friends

In 1 Corinthians 13v4-8 St. Paul says that “love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy and it does not boast”

God showed his love for the world by giving his one and only son so we can have eternal life.

The Mosque

Courtyard – Here the worshiper washes himself very carefully before entering the building to pray.

Tower – Know as minaret. This is where the call is given 5 times a day to call the faithful Muslims to prayer.

Pulpit (Minbar) – This is where the Imam (leader of the Mosque) delivers the sermon each Friday.

A mosque is more than a place of worship it’s also a centre of the community for Muslims.

Shoes must be left at the door and every mosque must have somewhere for Muslims to wash before prayer. This is done to show respect, faith and to be cleared of sins.

There is no pictures of Muhammad or Allah as no one is allowed to draw them.

There is no seats.

Marriage in Christianity

Vicar
Bride

Alter

groom

Congregation

Pews

aisle


BANNS – couples intention to marry announced by the vicar the previous 4 Sundays.

VOWS – sacred promises

RINGS – symbolises being marries. Marriage is for life.

Examples of Vows

‘till death us do apart’

‘I promise to stay with you for richer for poor’

‘I promise to love you in sickness and in health’

The Service

1) HYMNS

2) OPENING STATEMENT – saying what marriage is about

3) DECLARATION –couple and witnesses must state there is no reason why the couple can’t marry

4) VOWS

5) GIVING OF RINGS

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