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:

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 ... 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 remnants of cloister are partially ...
Ecclesia
... the Christian Church See Church militant and church triumphant for ecclesia militans, ecclesia paenitens, ecclesia triumphans Congregation among many English-speaking ... 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
... 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 ... 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 ... requisite intention" is, at the minimum level, the intention "to do what the Church does" through the rite of baptism ...
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 ... 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 ... However, submersion is gaining in popularity within the Latin Catholic Church ...

More definitions of "church":

  • (noun): One of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship.
    Synonyms: Christian church
  • (verb): Perform a special church rite or service for.
    Example: "Church a woman after childbirth"
  • (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:

    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)

    Now, honestly: if a large group of ... demonstrators blocked the entrances to St. Patrick’s Cathedral every Sunday for years, making it impossible for worshipers to get inside the church without someone escorting them through screaming crowds, wouldn’t some judge rule that those protesters could keep protesting, but behind police lines and out of the doorways?
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1953)

    What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what
    Is a theatre? are they two and not one? can they exist separate?
    Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion,
    O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride!
    William Blake (1757–1827)