Vocabulary for Places and Forms of Worship

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Church
1) The whole community of Christians 2) The building in which Christians worship 3) A particular denomination
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Clergy
Members of the church such as priests and vicars
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Congregation
Religious believers gathered together to take part in worship
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Evangelists
1) The 4 writers of the Gospels 2) People who want to spread the message of Christianity to others
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Rosary
A set of prayers, including the Hail Mary
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Stoup
A small sink or bowl containing holy water
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Transubstantiation
The belief that during the service of Holy Communion, the bread and wine are changed into the body and blood of Jesus Christ
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Worship
A way of celebrating belief in God, giving thanks and praising him
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Why do Christians worship God?
1) To give respect to God 2) To appreciate what He did for us+ to demonstrate how improtant he is in our lives 3) To develop a closer relationship with God 4) Reflection 5) Thanksgiving
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4 features of a typical English village church
1)Tower with bells-celebrate festivals, e.g.Christmas 2)Spire of a church with a cross- a holy place for Christians 3)Churchyard surrounded by a wall 4)Yew trees in the churchyard to symbolise long life 5)Large windows made of stained glass with scen
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4 features of a Salisbury Cathedral
1) Large stained glass windows 2) Spires 3) Arched doorways 4) Statues of Jesus/ Mary
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4 features of an Orthodox Church
1) Ornate design 2) Domes- remind that God is above humans; visible from far away 3) Cupolas 4) Steeple
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Many churches are built in the shape of a cross called...
Cruciform shape
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The church is usually oriented to face...
East, towards the rising sun
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East window
In the direction of the rising sun- brings light+ life to the church; made of stained glass; images of saints
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Altar
A table where bread+ wine are blessed during Holy Communion/ Eucharist
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Choir stalls
Choir sit during the services
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Cross
Reminds people of Jesus's death+ resurrection
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Font
Contains holy water use for performing baptisms
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Lectern
A stand upon which the Bible is placed to be read from during services
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Nave
The central section of the church
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Organ
Accompanies the choir
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Pews
Seats where the congregation sit/ kneel during the services
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Pulpit
Where the priest/ minister preaches sermons from
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Flowers
Enhance the beauty of the church building; represent life+ the glory of God
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Candles
Sign of remembrance/ thanks+ add to the peaceful atmosphere of the church+ symbolise life+ light
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Incense
A spice burned in churches to create a pleasant aroma; as it burns, the smoke wafts upwards, symbolising prayers going up to God
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Evangelists

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Rosary

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