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  • PHILOSOPHY2. Religious and Spiritual experience
    • PRIVATE WORSHIP
      • TYPES
        • Praying
        • Meditating
        • House Groups (Small local groups which meet for friendship, bible study, and prayer)
        • Reading the Bible (maybe w/ a study book)
      • The Church is also a thing I guess
      • RUDOLF OTTO (1869 - 1937)
        • Wrote about NUMINOUS, a mysterious power that suggests the presence of a spirit/God
        • Said NUMINOUS was something people feel when they worship
    • PUBLIC WORSHIP
      • The EUCHARIST, as well as other types of services.
      • EUCHARIST   A form of worship common to most Christians
        • A Christian sacrament that commemorates the Last Supper. The priest/minister consecrating the bread + wine, which is consumed by the congregation
        • OTHER NAMES: Mass, Liturgy, Holy Communion, the Lord's Supper, Breaking of Bread
      • CHARISMATIC
        • Another form of worship found across all denominations
        • People try to open themselves to the Holy Spirit and be inspired by it
        • Contains 'glossolalia' (speaking in tongues
      • ACTS 2:1-11 The coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
      • 1 CORINTHIANS 11:23b-25 St Paul's account of the Last Supper
    • PRAYER AND MEDITATION
      • 4 types of prayer - A.C.T.S
        • Adoration
        • Supplication - Asking God for their own needs/needs of others
        • Confession
        • Thanksgiving
      • Use of the Rosary, where people reflect on:
        • (Mainly a Roman Catholic thang)
        • All based on events in the life of Jesus + Mary
          • Sorrowful Mysteries
            • At the same time they say prayers;
              • Our Father
              • Glory Be
              • Hail Mary
              • Hail, Holy Queen
              • the Apostles' Creed
          • Joyful Mysteries
            • At the same time they say prayers;
              • Our Father
              • Glory Be
              • Hail Mary
              • Hail, Holy Queen
              • the Apostles' Creed
          • Glorious Mysteries
            • Luminous Mysteries
          • Christians also meditate sometimes
        • ART AND MUSIC IN WORSHIP
          • QUAKERS dont use art or music. they believe truly worshipping God is found by sitting in silence until the Holy Spirit compels someone to speak
          • mosaics have always been a thing
          • stained glass windows were used (idk when? back in the olden days) to tell the Bible story in a way everyone could understand (because of language barriers)
          • icons
          • cross (RC's)
          • hymns sung to express praise/thanksgiving
            • music for specific occassions
          • Pentecostal worship - includes songs sung from a whiteboard/ screen, accompanied by guitars and other modern instruments
          • Gospel music a way of expressing belief
          • ICON - an oil painting on a wooden panel. found mainly in Orthodox churches
          • STATIONS OF THE CROSS - a series of   14 pictures/ plaques found around the walls of some churches which recall events in the last days of Jesus' life
          • Lots of debate over whether Churches should be decorated or not.
        • SYMBOLISM IN WORSHIP
          • Used when, in the early years of Christianity, it was dangerous for Christians to keep in touch with eachother
          • ALPHA AND OMEGA - First and last letters of the Greek alphabet
          • A FISH - initial letters from the Greek phrase meaning  'Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour' make up Greek word for fish ('icthus')
          • A DOVE - a symbol of peace/the Holy Spirit
          • CHI-RHO - first 2 letters of Jesus' name in Greek
          • CROSS
          • CRUCIFIX - the cross feat. Jesus
          • CANDLES - to represent Jesus as the Light of the World
        • FOOD AND FASTING
          • No strict rules
          • Some Christians may not eat meat on Friday, in memory of Jesus' crucifixion
          • Traditional foods @ certain festivals
            • Hot cross buns on Good Friday
            • Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday
            • Mince pies at Christmas (no direct religious connection though)
            • Eggs at Easter (symbolise new life)
          • Harvest Festival - produce taken to Church, then given to the poor
          • FASTING
            • LENT people give up luxuries or take up something like charity work
            • ADVENT (not anymore)
            • RC's used to fast for 12 hours before Communion, but now it's only 1 hour
          • LUKE 4:1-2 Jesus' temptation in the desert
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