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:

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 ... However, submersion is gaining in popularity within the Latin Catholic 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 ... 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 ... 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 ...
Elbląg - Tourist Attractions
... 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 ... 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 ...

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:

    Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
    Bible: New Testament, Ephesians 3:20-21.

    Among twelve apostles there must always be one who is as hard as stone, so that the new church may be built upon him.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 18:21,22.