"Lifelong Marriage is too difficult even for Christians today. The Church should be willing to drop this vow."
"Lifelong Marriage is too difficult even for Christians today. The Church should be willing to drop this vow." Religious Education Marriage Coursework Question 3 When one looks at the above question, one may be able to agree with this statement without much consideration. But look at the question more closely, in particular, the last three words-drop this vow. 'The love of man and woman is made holy in the sacrament of marriage, and becomes the mirror of your everlasting love', this quotation spells out what the sacrament of marriage is all about. There are many references to marriage in the Bible on is in Ephesians 5 21-33, it was written ' wives, submit yourselves to your husbands as to the lord. For your husband has authority over his wife just as Christ has authority over the church; and Christ is himself the saviour of the church, his body', this states that a man is the base of a marriage and his wife must be faithful to him as Christ was faithful to the church as it was his body. Availability of divorce is much too easy in society today, one simply has to apply and fill out a few forms. There is not enough encouragement for couples to work through their problems and difficulties. Apart from family and relatives encouragements to sort out their difficulties, there is not enough outside groups to give advise on how to stay together. There is not enough marriage
"Lourdesis too commercialised" Do you agree or disagree?
"Lourdes is too commercialised" Do you agree or disagree? Lourdes is a centre of pilgrimage that is known throughout the Christian world. However, it is a place of two contrasting halves. One is the serene, holy and special place that is the main basilicas and the main features of the actual site of the pilgrimage. The other is the highly commercialised, profit-orientated area. This is full of souvenir shops and hotels, not associated with the church, but out to make a profit. There are two very different approaches to Lourdes, some highlight the commercialism in negative way, and others choose to see the positive merits. I will explore both sides of this argument and come to a conclusion. People who come to Lourdes often say that the commercialism has a bad effect; they say that it detracts from the religious aura and the general special feeling of the place. Others would argue that this touristy atmosphere adds to the mood of Lourdes. Many feel that people should be able to detach themselves from the commercialism, as the actual religious sites are not affected in the same way as the rest of the town. After all, it is ones personal choice to go into the shops and buy things. People that oppose this positive argument for commercialism often say that the things for sale in the shops are verging on blasphemous and should not be allowed full stop, they are tacky and are sold
Describe and explain the main features in a roman catholic Marriage Service.
Year 10 RE Coursework AO1 Describe and explain the main features in a roman catholic Marriage Service. During a Catholic marriage service, the internal features of the church used are the aisle, the sanctuary, the font and the lectern. The aisle is usually where the Father takes his daughters arm and walks down the aisle with her. In true catholic tradition, the father of the bride isn't supposed to walk down with his daughter. The priest should meet the couple, and then they should walk down the aisle together. This is to symbolise that they are equal as they are led into the Kingdom of God. The sanctuary is where the sacrament of marriage is said. It is slightly raised to bring attention to it. The people, who are getting married, celebrate the sacrament of marriage. However, the function of the priest is not to do this. Before Vatican II, women weren't allowed around the sanctuary area at all, except on their wedding day. On their wedding days, it would have been a sacred and special day because they were allowed to go to the Sanctuary with the person they loved. The lectern is used for celebrating the ministry of the word. The couple that were to be celebrating the sacrament of marriage would choose the gospels, readings and bidding prayers. The font is where the priest will bless the rings with holy water from inside the font. Through this the couple are
A place of Muslim Worship
R.S Coursework Option 1 A Place of Muslim Worship A mosque is mainly used as a Muslim house of prayer. In Arabic, a mosque is called a masjid. This literally means that it is a 'place of prostration' (where muslims lie with the face down) as an act of submission to Allah. Most mosques are usually more than just a place of worship. They are used as a centre of community for Muslims. Apart from prayer, a mosque is used as a Madrasa (mosque school) where Muslim children go to learn the basic principles of Islam, as well as how to carry out Muslim practices and recite the Qur'an. The main service in a mosque is on Friday. All males are expected to attend unless they are ill or travelling. Women should also try to attend if they can. They do not have to attend but if they do, they must pray separately from men. Describe the main features of a specific mosque I am going to discuss and describe the main features of the Sultan mosque in Istanbul, which is sometimes called the 'Blue mosque.' Here is a picture of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Hippodrome. The last great majestic mosque, The Blue Mosque, was founded by Sultan Ahmet I and built by the architect Mehmet Aga between 1609 and 1616. Sultan Ahmet wanted to beat Justin Ian and his Hagia Sophia mosque, and on the other hand, architect Mehmet Aga wanted to be better than his master Sinan with Hippodrome.
"All worship is a waste of time because people cannot be sure that God exists" - Do I agree? I need to give reasons to support my answer which show that I have thought about different points of view - I must refer to Christianity and Judaism.
Task 3: Question 3 - "All worship is a waste of time because people cannot be sure that God exists." - Do I agree? I need to give reasons to support my answer which show that I have thought about different points of view. I must refer to Christianity and Judaism: Why do people worship? People worship, because of a sense of grieve and emotion in life, this emotion however make the mind more sensitive. A lot of people have a sub constant thoughts of life and emotion, however this emotion extends the minds feelings and take in more charm, then this charm evolves to maturity and understanding, when people understand belief they also understand religion in away, a lot of people think, while they think, they think of what is right or wrong. A lot of people have different minds, the people who worship go through a busy time but still evolve with the brain. Meaning a lot of people work, cook, clean, study and worship at the same day while having time to think about themselves. The question is why do people worship and what's the point, it's a waste of space and time consuming, this is the theory. Islam: In Islam you must worship your religion, if you don't worship then your not devoted of being a Muslim, to be a Muslim you must perpetrate the duties of worshipping, all Muslims must worship five times a day - fajr, zuhr, asr, magrib and esha. If you don't do these duties of
"BismarckFailed To Control The Catholic Church In Germany" Discuss.
"Bismarck Failed To Control The Catholic Church In Germany" Discuss Witold Kozlowski 6EN This essay will set out to present the reasons for Bismarck's failure to control the Catholic Church in Germany. It will mainly concentrate on the May Laws, since the Church's strong opposition to this particular legislation, was what brought about the causes of Bismarck's failure. The doctrine of papal infallibility by Pope Pius IX, published on 18 July 1870, immediately created a division within the German Catholics. The New Catholics regarded the question of papal infallibility as another of his attributes to be accepted, while the Old Catholics found this objectionable. Both sides of the dispute appealed to the state: the former for the support of the Pope's bulla; the latter for protection against the Episcopal inhibitions disallowing them to perform their functions (mainly university professors). Bismarck, being an opportunist, could not let this chance go by. He regarded the division among the Catholics as their weakness and thus as an opportunity to introduce legislation, which would grant him control over the German Catholic Church (this, in turn, was his flaw, since his ill-prediction of the Catholics' reaction brought about his failure). This was no new idea of his. Even before the mentioned Pope's bulla, he thought of the Catholics as having an allegiance outside the state,
"Christians should try to overcome their differences ad unite." Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer to show you have thought about different points of view.
Section C "Christians should try to overcome their differences ad unite." Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer to show you have thought about different points of view. First of all I am going to give my opinion and why I think this. Then I will consider the other side of the argument to show that I understand different points of view. I disagree with the statement because at the moment there are too many differences of opinion in Christian beliefs for the different groups to unite. Events in the past such as the Great Schism 1378-1417 are proof that arguments would occur if Christians were to unite because this is exactly what happened in the past. However although Christians have many different opinions they have tried to compromise. In 1948 the World Council of Churches was founded, this is a worldwide organisation of many different churches. The organisation discusses a variety of issues and have made great progress towards Christian unity. However I do not think they will unite because although the different groups are willing to listen to the opinions of others, they stick to their own views and beliefs. Many different Church groups are part of the council including the Anglican, Protestant, and Orthodox Churches. The Roman Catholic Church is not a member of the council, but they send observers to the meetings and work with the organisation in a
Explain how the bible is used in congregational and in private worship.
Religious Education Coursework Assignment The Bible . Explain how the bible is used in congregational and in private worship. The Bible is seen as the 'word of God' and some Christians talk about the Bible being 'inspired by God'. By this they mean that Gods teachings have been passed down to the people who wrote it. Lots of Christians prefer to study in private because it is more personal, and they believe that God speaks to them through the Bible, so this makes it special for them and easier to follow and understand. The Bible can be used in many different ways during private worship. Some Christians read little bits daily, and others turn to the Bible when they are going through a difficult time in distress or pain, and reading the Bible gives them comfort and reassuring tat everything will turn out ok. The Bible helps people understand life, pain, suffering death and many more, some may see it as a guide to life. Many Christians like to read the Bible daily and in private as a part of their personal devotions, or read a passage of scripture on a daily basis. I can understand why a large number of Christians prefer to worship in private because then they are able to focus their minds and concentrate on a certain passage without distraction, for better understanding. Christians who study the Bible daily, tend to set aside a period of time each day, it becomes a
Features of a Synagogue Like a church, a synagogue also contains holy artefacts and representations. These include:The two tablets of the Ten Commandments, written in Hebrew
Features of a Synagogue Like a church, a synagogue also contains holy artefacts and representations. These include: The two tablets of the Ten Commandments, written in Hebrew These are the scrolls of the Torah; they are kept behind a curtain that is decorated with the banners of the tribes of Israel, this is found below the ark. Behind the curtain are the Torah scrolls in their cases. The scrolls are said to be "dressed". The scrolls are decorated with items which recall the roll of the priests in the temple. There is also a large, raised, reader's platform called the bimah, where the Torah is read and from where the services are centered in synagogues. The Breast piece The Rimmonim This is the view of an entire Synagogue from the inside There is a pulpit facing the congregation for the use of the rabbi, from and a pulpit facing the Ark where the rabbi stands while leading the prayer service. Above the Ark is a light which always burns it signifies eternal light. Melissa Parvis
DESCRIBE WHAT YOU WILL FIND IN CHRISTIAN HOLY BUILDINGS?
.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. It is