CCEA R.E 3.3 The Revalation of God and the Christian Church (part 3))

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GCSE
Religious Studies
Form 4
Unit 3
The Christian Church
Festivals
Worship
Architecture &
Furnishings
The Church in Society

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Festivals
Christmas
In the West it is celebrated on December 25th.
It is about God sending his Son into the world.
This is called the Incarnation.
When is Advent?
4 weeks long and marks the beginning of the Christian year
Always 4 Sundays before Christmas ­ usually end of November/start of December
Why does Christian calendar start with Advent?
The word `Advent' means `coming', so it is celebrating the coming of Jesus.…read more

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Baptism in the church today
Infant Baptism Believers Baptism
Babies and young children Adults/ mature teens
Methodist, Presbyterian, Church Baptist & Brethren
of Ireland & Roman Catholic
Water sprinkled on head Submerged in water
Parent's faith is important The individual's faith is important
Shows that parents will ensure a Shows that the individual wants to
Christian upbringing be a Christian.
The Symbolism of Believer's Baptism
Baptism must symbolise the death, burial and resurrection of Christ.…read more

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To welcome the child into the church and show that the parents promise to bring them
up as a Christian. It is to show that their sins are forgiven, and they are part of the
church family, and a child of God.
What is the role of the godparents?
To be witnesses at the baptism and promise to offer help and encouragement to the
child in their religious development.
The baptism ceremony is a symbolic journey.…read more

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The parents and
godparents are then asked questions to determine the depth of their religious
faith. One of the godparents must be an active, fully initiated Roman Catholic.
2. AT THE AMBO (Reading desk) ­ Here the word of God is read and the priest
gives a short homily (sermon) to those present. The prayers of the faithful (prayers
for others) follow, then the infant is anointed with the oil of cathechumens. This is
to symbolise the healing of God and to ward off evil.…read more

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Lent. Therefore, the British
and Irish made pancakes to do this.
What is the first day of Lent called and what happens in some churches on this
day?
Ash Wednesday = people are `signed with ashes' marking Ashes in the sign of the cross
on the forehead.
Why is lent important to Christians?
It is so they can experience what Jesus went through and what he does for us.…read more

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MEANING: The bread and wine are symbols of the body and blood of Christ.…read more

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THE OFFERTORY ­ People bring up the bread, wine and money offerings, and present
them to the priest. He places the plate with the bread and the chalice with
the wine on the altar. He says a prayer of acceptance over them and the
censor of incense is swung again. The priest washes his hands and invites
the people to join him in prayer. He asks that the forthcoming sacrifice might
be acceptable to God.
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The word `Maundy' comes from the Latin `mandatum' which means order or
command. This is because Jesus commanded his disciples to `love one another'
on this day.
It celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples and
Christians believe that it is the beginning of the Christian Church.
Pentecost comes from a Jewish harvest festival called Shavuot.
The apostles were celebrating this festival when the Holy Spirit
descended on them.…read more

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Methodist and Presbyterian
Prayer is extemporaneous ­ not written down in advance
Orderly and respectful, but opportunity for variety
Leaderless:
Brethren
Don't have a special person leading the service
Structure is decided by Holy Spirit, not priest or minister
Pentecostal/ Charismatic:
Lively and enthusiastic
Believe worship should be joyful, not lifeless, formal and dull
Methodist Church
STRUCTURED WORSHIP in 4 main sections:
BIBLE: Sermon is usually based from a passage in the Bible.…read more

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