What is church?

  • (noun): A place for public (especially Christian) worship.
    Example: "The church was empty"
    Synonyms: church building
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on 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 Communion ... However, 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 ... 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 in 1961 as an art gallery ...
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 - Officiator
... Then anyone may baptize, 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, even if not baptized ... 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, at the minimum level, the intention "to do what the Church does" through the rite of baptism ...
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 ...

More definitions of "church":

  • (noun): The body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church.
    Example: "Our church is hosting a picnic next week"
  • (verb): Perform a special church rite or service for.
    Example: "Church a woman after childbirth"
  • (noun): One of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship.
    Synonyms: Christian church
  • (noun): A service conducted in a church.
    Example: "Don't be late for church"
    Synonyms: church service

Famous quotes containing the word church:

    For often at Church I’ve seen the stained high glass
    Pour out the Virgin and Saints, twist and untwist
    The mortal youth of Christ astride an ass.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    You don’t decide to build a church because you have money in the bank. You build because God says this is what I should do. Faith is the supplier of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.
    Jim Bakker (b. 1940)

    The Church disowned, the tower overthrown, the bells upturned, what have we to do
    But stand with empty hands and palms turned upwards
    In an age which advances progressively backwards?
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)