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Landmarks of Christianity C. 70 CE Council In Jerusalem - After much debate Gentile converts were recognized as being part of the church

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Christianity Coursework Part A Introduction The first major division in Christianity took place in 1054 CE between the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches. This event is known as the Great Schism. The two areas of disagreement that caused the division were: * Who should be leader of the Christian Church? * The way in which the Trinity was to be understood. Christians in the West believed that the Pope should be the leader of the Christian Church. This was because he was the successor to St Peter. The Christians in the east did not agree with this. They could not accept that only one person could have the authority to decide the church matters. Landmarks of Christianity C. 70 CE Council In Jerusalem - After much debate Gentile converts were recognized as being part of the church 325 CE The Council Of Nicaea - The assembled bishops issued a statement about Christianity belief and the Nicene Creed. 381 CE The First Council Of Constantinople - The Nicene Creed was reaffirmed and the council spoke also of the Holy Spirit as equal to the two other persons. 451 CE The Council Of Chalcedon - The Council affirmed that Christ 'perfect in Godhead and perfect in humanity' is made known in two natures C. 432 CE St Patrick - St Patrick, a missionary bishop went to Ireland and established an organized church C. ...read more.

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The monarch is still the supreme Governor of the Church of England and the main leader of the church is the archbishop of Canterbury. The Church of England is the established Church in England. Any other Protestant churches in England are called Nonconformist or Free Churches. Part B Roman Catholic Churches Roman Catholic churches are often built in a cruciform shape, with the head of the cross facing east, towards Jerusalem. They have stained glass windows illustrating stories from the bible or the lives of the saints. On the walls there are usually fourteen paintings or carvings representing the important events in the last hours leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. The Roman Catholic Church also has many other essential features, which are: Altar - Table used for Eucharist or Holy Communion. It is usually covered with a cloth, during services all the people face the altar. Crucifix - A cross with a statue of Jesus fixed to it Statues - There are statues of either a Saint, Jesus and Virgin Mary. There may be statue of each of these Lectionary - Normally found on a lectern, contains readings prayers and orders of service throughout the year. Confessional - A little room usually seen at the side wall in the church. Each confessional is dived into two parts, one for the priest and the other for the person confessing. In a confessional the person confesses their sins and priest seeks to bring to the person Christ's understanding and forgiveness. ...read more.

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descended to the dead On the third day he rose again He ascended into heaven, and seated at the right hand of his father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting Part C Although each of the Christian churches is different and all have particular practices which are important to them. Such as the Orthodox Church is one of the oldest and is very proud of its traditions and the way in it worships. And how The Roman Catholic Church is the largest Christian group. They are all Christians who follow the example of the life and teachings of Jesus. They all believe that Jesus was the Son of God who gave his life to save humanity from sin. Therefore that's why I believe that the churches should forget their difference between groups and unite as. Also Christians usually worship together, and if all Christians were to join and unite together as one denomination they would be able to help each other, and many other people in need. Alongside one Christian denomination if there were one big Christian organisation they would be able to do other useful things like conserving the planet and helping the poor. Seeing as there would be a vast amount of people they could make a big difference. ?? ?? ?? ?? Uche Umekwe ...read more.

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