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DESCRIBE WHAT YOU WILL FIND IN CHRISTIAN HOLY BUILDINGS?

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.R.S. COURSEWORK 1 Q: Describe what you may find in Christian Holy buildings A: The Christian religion is made of many denominations depending on its style of worship. There are many types of Christian holy buildings, Roman Catholic, Church of England, Orthodox, Methodist, Baptist and Quaker. All of these different places of worship contain different furnishings, different size of furnishings and from being very ornate to very simplistic. Some of the main furnishings are: Altar: The altar is a table within the chancel that is used for Communion. It is, literally, the table on which we celebrate Communion. Today, it's generally known as the altar, while churches and traditional people tend to call it a Communion table. Baptistery: In a Roman church, the water source was in the inside the front door. The baptistery consists of a stand with a water basin on top. Chancel: The chancel is the front part of the church from which the service is conducted, as notable from the nave, where the congregation sits. The chancel is usually an elevated platform, usually three steps up from the nave. The chancel represents heaven Icons: An icon is a highly conventional religious painting on wood. The icon follows detailed artistic conventions. Iconostasis: In Orthodox churches, the nave is separated by a thin wall that generally does not reach all the way to the ceiling. ...read more.

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a priest sits to hear confessions privately, a sanctuary is where the altar is and its slightly raised its where the scared objects are kept, a stoup is a basin filled with holy water where you can bless yourself often just outside the entrance or just inside the entrance, a font which is where you get baptized and the priest enter you into the Christian community, a tabernacle which is a small cupboard built into the wall where the bread and wine is kept, stallions of the cross which are on either side of the nave stallions of the cross on the wall, organ loft is where the organ is played and where the choir may sit and sing hymns, pulpit is where the priest leads and preaches during the service, and lastly the lady chapel which is a smaller Chapel with an altar to the Virgin Mary within the church often by the north or south transept by the side of the sanctuary. You will find other features stained glass windows, rosary, tabernacles, and icons of doves, bread and wine, lambs, chi-rho carved into furnishings which all symbolise different things, and inri meaning Nazareth king of Jesus knitted onto hassocks . In an orthodox church you will find less furnishings than in a Roman Catholic Church and Church of England, it will also be less ornate and a little smaller in size. ...read more.

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like Jesus himself, Christians will also go to church to celebrate different seasons such as Pentecost, Easter, Trinity, Weddings, Christmas and funerals. Seasons will also differ what will be inside churches, not necessarily the furnishings but additional objects or decorations. At funerals there will be lots of black and reflecting at such an emotional time, at Christmas and Weddings yellow and gold will be present showing divinity and happiness celebrating the birth of Jesus and the start of a strong marriage. Nativity scenes, advent wreaths, christingle all on Christmas, also Easter Sunday will be celebrated with white and gold colours and eggs will be additional decorations. Wooden crosses, crow of thorns and nails on Good Friday showing Jesus dyeing on the cross. Feats of food at harvest festival, Red representing the Holy spirit at Pentecost and lastly green at trinity. Elaborate and simplistic churches both are close to god and they are just different denominations and styles of being close to god, whether decorations, icons, carvings and stained glass windows signify different things all of these churches and denominations are worshiping God and that's being close to God. Even worshiping god at your own home is being close to God because he is everywhere all the time and respects us all equally, therefore will not listen to those will the most ornate, glamorous, biggest place of worship. ?? ?? ?? ?? DOMINIC BAMBER ...read more.

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