• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

How do Christians respond to the variety of Christian festivals, how do we change? Festivals can affect us in many ways; they

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Festivals Coursework AO2 How do Christians respond to the variety of Christian festivals, how do we change? Festivals can affect us in many ways; they can affect our lifestyles, attitudes and behaviour. This can happen due to the example and teachings of Jesus. The first festival I will be looking at will be advent. Advent is a time for preparation, we think about how we too can prepare for the birth of Jesus. Just like John the Baptist prepared by baptising the people. We can do this by going to confession. This can change our lives because Christians believe that by going to confession our sins will be cleansed. So if a person has done something bad then they will feel less guilty because they have spoken to a priest about the sin they have committed and in addition to this God has also forgiven them therefore helping them even more. ...read more.

Middle

This then stops a person from hitting or verbally abusing another person. During these festivals we can give alms, this is when we give money to charity, this type of thing occurs around advent and lent. In school we choose charities like CAFOD (Catholic aid for overseas development), Nugent care (local), Zo�'s place, shoe box appeal and food hampers for the elderly. Firstly, this type of thing affects us in a good way, it helps feel better about ourselves because we are helping others-sheep and goats "when I was hungry you gave me food..." To give to charity we have to sacrifice things like less dinner or not to buy a C.D. or don't go to the cinema. This can change our behaviour because we might recognise what it is like to sacrifice something. In some cases we will find out what it is like to live in a poor state, for example we will find out the building of wells. ...read more.

Conclusion

We will learn about the creed and how our vows are based on this prayer- This means we will find out what it is like to join together and worship as a group, also we will think about the holy spirit and how the seven gifts of the holy spirit effected the disciples and enabled them to "go out and spread the word." This affects our behaviour because we can take encouragement to speak up against unjust things in society, for example, discrimination, drugs abuse, etc. Ascension is the festival were we reflect on how Jesus ascended to heaven to go and sit at the right hand of the father. This will make us think about how death is not the end and that one day we will all go to heaven. This should make us live our lives for the better. We have been taught on how we will be judged on three things: love and service to God, how we use our talents and how we treat others. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Christmas section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Christmas essays

  1. Religious Education- Lent Coursework

    This vigil involves someone staying awake with the host and praying while they remember the horrific events Jesus faced that night. Having someone stay up all night also shows Christians respect for Jesus and they are trying to 'put right' what the disciples did wrong when they fell asleep.

  2. "The whole purpose of Christian festivals is for people to enjoy themselves"

    One such festival is communion. Communion remembers the last supper Jesus had with his disciples. People who do this will remember the event simply by how it is celebrated.

  1. How do Christians respond to the variety of Christian festivals?-(

    Our school got to experience the good feeling of helping others last year when we raised �4,000 and sent it to Sudan to build a public library. Another festival which Christians respond to is the Epiphany. During the festival of the Epiphany we remember when the three wise men came

  2. Christian Festivals

    Every day there should be something new behind the doors. These days companies like Mars and Cadbury's put chocolate behind the door. Another Advent Custom is the Jesse Tree. This shows the ancestry of Jesus Christ as a tree with all the famous ancestors of Jesus going back as far as Jesse , the father of King David.

  1. Other Christians who lead by such examples can inspire us

    St Vincent de Paul is an example of normal disciples who have answered Gods call by helping others and giving to the poor. Like the followers at the time of Jesus, Christians today need faith. To have faith in Jesus in today's world is extremely difficult; if we look around we see death, and destruction.

  2. Christian festivals

    The ashes from the burnt palm fronds are used in the next year's Ash Wednesday. Maundy Thursday In the Maundy Thursday mass, the clergy wash the feet of 12 men; this ritual is known as Pedilavium. They do this because According to the Fourth Gospel, as Jesus and the Disciples

  1. The Flame of Change.

    It was smoke. I ran to the door, opened it hastily and forced my way through the veil of smoke onto the landing. It was getting hotter and hotter as I proceeded further into the smoke. I stood on top of the stairs and looked down to the ground floor.

  2. The two Christian Festivals which I am going to discuss are Lent and Easter, ...

    They treat Advent as a time of joy as a time of happiness and a time of coming. To them the word Advent in the Latin language is "Coming", which is exactly what happened it was the coming of Jesus.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work