What is church?

  • (verb): Perform a special church rite or service for.
    Example: "Church a woman after childbirth"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on church:

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 Church ... Anglicans 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 ... However, submersion is gaining in popularity within the Latin Catholic 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 ... 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 ...
Ecclesia
... the Christian Church See Church militant and church triumphant for ecclesia militans, ecclesia paenitens, ecclesia triumphans Congregation among many English-speaking Christadelphians ... 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 ...

More definitions of "church":

  • (noun): A place for public (especially Christian) worship.
    Example: "The church was empty"
    Synonyms: church building
  • (noun): The body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church.
    Example: "Our church is hosting a picnic next week"
  • (noun): One of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship.
    Synonyms: Christian church
  • (noun): A service conducted in a church.
    Example: "Don't be late for church"
    Synonyms: church service

Famous quotes containing the word church:

    I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges.
    George Carey (b. 1935)

    Among twelve apostles there must always be one who is as hard as stone, so that the new church may be built upon him.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    Waste and void. Waste and void. And darkness on the face of the deep.
    Has the Church failed mankind, or has mankind failed the
    Church?
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)