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The Architecture of the Church
There are many types of church building. Traditional Anglican and Roman Catholic churches are
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The tower or steeple symbolizes the link between heaven and Earth.
Inside the Church
The font is used for baptism, and is often by the door to symbolize entry into
the church
The altar is where Holy Communion is celebrated, showing the belief that
Jesus sacrificed himself for people
The lectern is where the Bible is read. Sometimes
it is in the shape of an eagle to show the word of
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Many Christians set aside a time of day for private worship. They may read a passage from the
bible, whilst looking at another book to help their understating. They will probably pray silently,
about anything that is a concern to them, such as an ill relative, money concerns, or even worries of
they have done something wrong.
Communal Worship
Communal worship gives Christians a sense of community and tradition, and gives them the chance
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The fish symbol was a secret sign for Christians to meet during times when they were prosecuted. A
fish symbol may have been used as the disciples are fisherman. It is also an acrostic of "Jesus Christ,
God's Son, Saviour" (An acrostic is an "arrangement of words in which the first letter of each
line ordinarily combines with others to form a word or words or the alphabet.")
Also, when drawn accurately, it has "holy" properties:
Draw a circle.…read more

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Crosses
The cross is the most important symbol in Christianity. It represents the death of Jesus, the son of
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Art and Music
Art and music is important to some Christians in worshipping. Christians from different traditions
have different ideas about the ways in which they are best used.
Music
In Christianity, music is often seen as a way of giving God the best that humanity has to offer, and
some of the most beautiful music in Western culture was written for use in Christian worship.…read more

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Food
Christianity is different to some religions. There are no religious laws telling believers what they must
and must not eat. It seems likely that Jesus ate meat, like other Jews, and there are stories in the
New Testament which tell of Jesus performing miracles providing fish for hungry crowds and enabling
fishermen to make great catches.
Some Christians are vegetarians but this is not due to religion.…read more

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