Architecture of churches

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Architecture of Churches

Font-water container for baptism; baptism is a point where a person enters Christianity

Pulpit-a raised platform where a sermon is read by a person in front of congregation:for people to see and hear properly

Lectern-a stand where a bible rests;carved in a form of an eagle to represent the word of God being taken across the world

Alter-a place where a Holy Communication takes place:

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Roman Catholics give a great prominence to alter as it reminds of Jesus sacrifice

Methodists think a pulpit is most important as it is a good way of preaching Christianity

Traditional Roman Catholic churches are built in a form of a cross to symbolise Jesus resurrection and crucifiction

Other churches have steeple towers or spikes to show that Christianity is directed towards God

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