Religious Studies-I2-Community and Tradition

To look at Community and Tradition

The Church, The Bible

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Roman Catholics:

  • The church has kept the true faith of Christianity through the apostolic succession
  • Only the pope and bishops can interpret the faith of the Bible for todays world
  • The sacraments of Baptism and confirmation are the way to salvation
  • The sacrament of reconcilliation provides absolution fo sins
  • During Mass recieving the body and blood of Jesus through the sacrament of Holy Communion brings salvation


  • The Chruch has mad mistakes so only the Bible can be a means unto salvation
  • The power to forgive sins only comes through faith in the death of Jesus
  • Howver the source is a source of learning and spiritual help where many people find faith.
  • Helps people to believe throught sermons, sunday school, confirmation classes and church schools
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Unity in the Church;

  • Based on one Lord, Jesus Christ
  • One baptism for the forgiveness of sins
  • Inspiried by one Holy Spirit
  • Mainly agree about the Creeds

The church is Holy

  • God made the church
  • Christ gave his life to make it so and devoted it to God
  • The Church has been given the true faith and is guided by the Holy Spirit
  • Th Church is the source of the sacraments which bring God's grace ton humanity
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The Church is Catholic

  • The Christian Church includes people who belive from all over the world
  • The message is for everyone regardless of gender, race, colour
  • It can be understood and believed by anyone and everyone

The Church is Apostolic:

  • Founded by the apostles
  • Preserves the teaschings Jesus gave his apostles
  • Bishops are the successors of the apostles who maintain the message of Jesus
  • RC's - that the authority of St Peter has been passed down the the current pope
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The Church as the body of christ:

  • Is how the Jesus is still present in the world after his ascension
  • This is how St Paul describes the Church in 1 Corinthinas 12
  • Christians are baptised into the body of Christ
  • Christians share the body of Christ by sharing the bread in communion
  • It teaches Christians to continue Jesus' work
  • Shows thath Christians can perform different tasks yet be a unity

The Church as the Communion of Saints

  • The teachings of the Creeds and the Church
  • Shows their is no division between the earthly Church of the heavenly Church
  • It explains how all Christians are equally inportant
  • RC's - offer prayers through saints for the dead
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The Role of a Bishop

  • Responsible for the priests and parishes in their diocese
  • Responsible for overseeing official Church teachings
  • Make sure the diocese are following the faith of the church
  • Can ordain those who want to be priests or deacons
  • Can confirm those who want to be church members

The Role of a Priest:

  • Lead and supervise services
  • Concercrate the bread and wine for Holy communion
  • Perform baptisms, weddings ans funerals
  • Give advice and counselling to their congregation
  • Visit their parishoners
  • Visit and help local schools
  • Ensuring the needs of the chuch building are being met
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The Role of a Deacon

  • Perform baptisms, weddings and funerals
  • Read and preach in services
  • Visit the sick; have a special duty to help the needy

The Role of the Laity

  • Attend Church and take Holy Communion regularly
  • Provide the upkeep of the church building and the priests
  • Lead good Christian lives and fulfill their vocation in the world outside the Church

The laity are impotant

  • They help people to learn about the Christian faith
  • participate in the worship of the church
  • They are part of the Body of Christ
  • Without them the Church can't function as an organisation
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