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Worship is a way of showing three things to God, what are they?
Love, respect and devotion
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When is the main church service made?
Sunday mornings.
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In what denominations of Christianity is the service structured and liturgical?
Roman catholic and Orthodox.
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Pentacostal churches use what type of worship in their services?
Charismatic worship, for example, dancing, singing.
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Many Christians dont just worship on sundays they worship at ..... and when....?
At home at any time.
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Name the 7 parts of the church?
Altar, Pulpit, Sanctuary, Font, Nave, Lectern and Aisle.
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What is the purpose of the Altar?
A table which holds items that are needed for a communion service.
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What is the purpose of the Pulpit?
Raised box which the minister is able to give talks to the service.
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What is the purpose of the Sanctuary?
Raised platform where the most important parts of the service take place.
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What is the purpose of the Font?
Holds water for baptism.
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What is the purpose of the Nave?
Where the congregation sit.
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What is the purpose of the Lectern?
A stand for the church Bible, usually eagle shaped.
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What is the purpose of the Aisle?
Used in processions.
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Orthodox churches usually are made in what shape and why?
A cross with a dome to symbolize eternity and nearness to heaven.
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Icons are paintings of who?
Saints
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What church would you usually find icons?
Orthodox as they represent the presence of saints.
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Large cathedrals and churches are often decorated with what?
Colorful stain-glass windows.
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Crucifixes are found in which churches and why?
Orthodox and Roman catholic as it reminds them of the suffering Jesus had.
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What does the Fish sign represent?
Jesus called his followers to be 'fishers of men' Mark 1:17
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Why is music in a church important?
Used to praise God and express belief, for example Messiah or Mozart's requiem mass.
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Hymns are created from what?
Important religious texts.
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What in music is dependent on the type of the Church?
Its mood, could be solemn and dignified or could be lively and loud.
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Where is dancing to music accepted within Christianity and its worship?
Pentecostal churches as it is a sign of the Holy Spirit's presence.
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What is the definition of Prayer?
When a believer mentally or vocally communicates with their God.
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Name one prayer that has set words which is used in Christianity?
The lords Prayer.
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When a believe feels God has granted their requested its called a?
Answered prayer.
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When a believe feels God hasn't granted their requested its called a?
Unanswered prayer.
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Name 5 types of prayer?
Petition, intercessionary, Adoration, Confession and Thanksgiving.
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What is an advantage of Private Prayer?
More personal, brings the believer closer to God and no distractions.
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What is an advantage of Public worship?
Supportive, as a group a prayer could be more effective.
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Name some ways a believer could partake in Private prayer?
Meditation, Rosary beads or Icons.
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Who do Christians believe made food and why?
God, because he is the creator and so ultimately all food comes from him.
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Is fasting necessary in Christianity?
No, fasting is not vital in Christianity, although it is seen to draw you closer to God.
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What is Lent?
A 40 day period where Christians give up something or fast in order to understand Jesus' suffering.
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Festival foods are present in religion but they are more what?
Cultural.
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What two foods are used within the holy communion or mass and why?
Wine, the blood of Jesus and Bread, the body of Jesus.
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What is the difference between liturgical and non liturgical worship?
Liturgical services are set out in writing with specific prayers and hymns where as non liturgical worship is when prayers and hymns can be alternated.
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What is the numinous?
An unexplained feeling of fear and love at the same time as well as feeling very small within the whole world.
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What are some advantages of Art in churches?
Personal interpretations, helps with focus, tells storys that are important.
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What are some disadvantages of Art in churches?
Offensive to some if God was to be drawn and is seen as distracting.
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Why would some Christians fast?
To show devotion and commitment to God as well as coming closer to God.
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Why is music used in Churches?
Anyone can enjoy it and join in (Illiterate) Symbolism, Uplifting.
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Why might a puritan not agree with decorating a church?
Because they feel it is unecessary as it is a waste of money and time and is not needed from strong connections with God.
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