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:

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 ...
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 ... 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 ... "The requisite intention" is, at the minimum level, the intention "to do what the Church does" through the rite of baptism ...
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 ... 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 ... gaining in popularity within the Latin Catholic 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 ...
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 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "church":

  • (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
  • (noun): A service conducted in a church.
    Example: "Don't be late for church"
    Synonyms: church service
  • (noun): The body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church.
    Example: "Our church is hosting a picnic next week"

Famous quotes containing the word church:

    The church is precisely that against which Jesus preached—and against which he taught his disciples to fight.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message.
    Pope John Paul II (b. 1920)

    The Church seems to totter to its fall, almost all life extinct. On this occasion, any complaisance would be criminal which told you, whose hope and commission it is to preach the faith of Christ, that the faith of Christ is preached.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)