What is church?

  • (noun): The body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church.
    Example: "Our church is hosting a picnic next week"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on church:

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 person ... 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 ... intention" is, at the minimum level, the intention "to do what the Church does" through the rite of baptism ...
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 ... 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-speaking Christadelphians ... 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 Christian art ...
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 ... Anglicans believe 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 ... is gaining in popularity within the Latin Catholic Church ...

More definitions of "church":

  • (noun): A service conducted in a church.
    Example: "Don't be late for church"
    Synonyms: church service
  • (verb): Perform a special church rite or service for.
    Example: "Church a woman after childbirth"
  • (noun): A place for public (especially Christian) worship.
    Example: "The church was empty"
    Synonyms: church building
  • (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:

    Midnight has come and the great Christ Church bell
    And many a lesser bell sound through the room;
    And it is All Souls’ Night.
    And two long glasses brimmed with muscatel
    Bubble upon the table. A ghost may come;
    For it is a ghost’s right....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    In church your grandsire cut his throat;
    To do the job too long he tarried:
    He should have had my hearty vote
    To cut his throat before he married.
    Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)

    If church prelates, past or present, had even an inkling of physiology they’d realise that what they term this inner ugliness creates and nourishes the hearing ear, the seeing eye, the active mind, and energetic body of man and woman, in the same way that dirt and dung at the roots give the plant its delicate leaves and the full-blown rose.
    Sean O’Casey (1884–1964)