What is church?

  • (verb): Perform a special church rite or service for.
    Example: "Church a woman after childbirth"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on church:

Nordic - Religion
... Nordic Catholic Church, a church body in Norway of High Church Lutheran origin, under the auspices of the Polish National Catholic Church ...
Baptism - Meaning and Effects - Christian Traditions
... The Eastern Churches (Eastern Orthodox Church and Oriental Orthodoxy) also baptize infants on the basis of texts, such as Matthew 1914, which are interpreted as supporting full Church ... that Baptism is also the entry into the Church and therefore allows them access to all rights and responsibilities as full members, including the privilege to receive Holy Communion ... submersion is gaining in popularity within the Latin Catholic Church ...
Elbląg - Tourist Attractions
... Nicholas Cathedral - a monumental 13th century Gothic church (cathedral only from 1992, before it was a parochial church), damaged by fire in the late 18th century, then destroyed in World War II and ... Mary's Church - former Dominican church, erected in the 13th century, rebuilt in the 14th and 16th centuries damaged in World War II and reconstructed ...
Ecclesia
... the Christian Church See Church militant and church triumphant for ecclesia militans, ecclesia paenitens, ecclesia triumphans Congregation among many English-speakin ... a local ecclesia, or local congregation, or house church, as distinct from the church as a whole ... Ecclesia and Synagoga, meaning "Church and Synagogue", are a pair of figures personifying the Roman Catholic Church and the Jewish synagogue found in medieval ...
Baptism - Meaning and Effects - Officiator
... provided, in the view of the Eastern Orthodox Church, the person who does the baptizing is a member of that Church, or, in the view of the Catholic Church, that the ... In the Roman Catholic Church, canon law for the Latin Rite lays down that the ordinary minister of baptism is a bishop, priest or deacon, but its administration is one of ... the minimum level, the intention "to do what the Church does" through the rite of baptism ...

More definitions of "church":

  • (noun): A service conducted in a church.
    Example: "Don't be late for church"
    Synonyms: church service
  • (noun): A place for public (especially Christian) worship.
    Example: "The church was empty"
    Synonyms: church building
  • (noun): The body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church.
    Example: "Our church is hosting a picnic next week"
  • (noun): One of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship.
    Synonyms: Christian church

Famous quotes containing the word church:

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    Norman Mailer (b. 1923)

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    —For the State of New Jersey, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    A church is disaffected when it is persecuted, quiet when it is tolerated, and actively loyal when it is favoured and cherished.
    Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800–1859)