What are the three types of churches of Christianity?
There are estimated to be around 30,000 denominations of Christianity. The three main denominations are Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism.
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Largest denominations in the world Catholicism - 1.2 billion . Roman Catholic Church - 1,147 million  . Roman Catholic Church (Latin Rite) - 1,125.5 million . Eas…tern Catholic Churches (Eastern Rite) - 21.5 million . Alexandrian . Ethiopian Catholic Church - 0.21 million . Coptic Catholic Church - 0.17 million . Antiochian (Antiochene or West Syrian) . Maronite Catholic Church - 3.1 million . Syro-Malankara Catholic Church - 0.5 million . Syriac Catholic Church - 0.17 million . Armenian . Armenian Catholic Church - 0.54 million . Chaldean (Eastern Syrian) . Syro-Malabar Catholic Church - 4.0 million . Chaldean Catholic Church - 0.65 million . Byzantine (Constantinopolitan) . Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church - 4.3 million . Melkite Greek Catholic Church - 1.6 million . Romanian Church United with Rome, Greek-Catholic - 0.8 million . Ruthenian Catholic Church - 0.65 million . Slovak Greek Catholic Church - 0.37 million . Hungarian Greek Catholic Church - 0.27 million . Italo-Greek Catholic Church - 0.07 million . Croatian Greek Catholic Church - 0.06 million . Belarusian Greek Catholic Church - 0.01 million . Bulgarian Greek Catholic Church - 0.01 million . Georgian Byzantine Catholic Church - 0.01 million  . Macedonian Greek Catholic Church - 0.01 million . Albanian Greek-Catholic Church - 0.01 million . Greek Byzantine Catholic Church - 0.01 million . Russian Catholic Church - 0.01 million . Breakaway Catholic Churches - 28 million . Apostolic Catholic Church - 5 million . Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association - 4 million  . Philippine Independent Church - 3 million . Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church - 1 million . Old Catholic Church - 0.6 million . Mariavite Church - 0.03 million Protestantism - 670 million . Historical Protestantism - 350 million . Baptist churches - 105 million  . Southern Baptist Convention - 16.3 million  . National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. - 7.5 million  . National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. - 5 million  . Nigerian Baptist Convention - 3 million  . Progressive National Baptist Convention - 2.5 million  . American Baptist Churches USA - 1.4 million . Brazilian Baptist Convention - 1.4 million . Baptist Bible Fellowship International - 1.2 million  . Myanmar Baptist Convention - 1.1 million  . Baptist Community of the Congo River - 1 million  . National Baptist Convention, Brazil - 1 million . National Primitive Baptist Convention of the U.S.A. - 1 million  . National Missionary Baptist Convention of America - 1 million . Samavesam of Telugu Baptist Churches - 0.8 million  . Baptist Convention of Kenya - 0.7 million  . Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists of Russia - 0.6 million . Methodism - 75 million . United Methodist Church - 12 million . African Methodist Episcopal Church - 3 million . Methodist Church Nigeria - 2 million  . African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church - 1.5 million . Church of the Nazarene - 1.8 million . Methodist Church of Southern Africa - 1.7 million  . Korean Methodist Church - 1.5 million  . United Methodist Church of Ivory Coast  . Christian Methodist Episcopal Church - 0.9 million . Methodist Church Ghana - 0.8 million  . Free Methodist Church - 0.7 million . Methodist Church in India - 0.6 million  . Lutheranism - 87 million  . Evangelical Church in Germany - 26.9 million  . Church of Sweden - 6.9 million . Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - 4.8 million . Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus - 4.7 million . Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania - 4.6 million  . Danish National Church - 4.5 million . Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland - 4.3 million  . Batak Christian Protestant Church - 4 million  . Church of Norway - 3.9 million . Malagasy Lutheran Church - 3 million . Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod - 2 million . Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria - 1.7 million  . United Evangelical Lutheran Church in India - 1.5 million  . Evangelical Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea - 0.9 million  . Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church - 0.8 million  . Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil - 0.7 million  . Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia - 0.6 million  . Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa - 0.6 million  . Reformed churches - 75 million . Presbyterianism - 40 million . Presbyterian Church of East Africa - 4 million  . Presbyterian Church of Africa - 3.4 million  . Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - 3.0 million . United Church of Canada - 2.5 million . Church of Christ in Congo-Presbyterian Community of Congo - 2.5 million  . Presbyterian Church of Korea - 2.4 million  . Presbyterian Church of Cameroon - 1.8 million  . Church of Scotland - 1.1 million  . Presbyterian Church of the Sudan - 1 million  . Presbyterian Church in Cameroon - 0.7 million  . Presbyterian Church of Ghana - 0.6 million  . Presbyterian Church of Nigeria - 0.5 million  . Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa - 0.5 million  . Continental Reformed churches - 30 million . Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar - 3.5 million  . United Church of Zambia - 3.0 million  . Protestant Church in the Netherlands - 2.5 million  . Swiss Reformed Church - 2.4 million . Evangelical Church of Cameroon - 2 million  . Protestant Evangelical Church in Timor - 2 million  . Christian Evangelical Church in Minahasa - 0.7 million  . United Church in Papua New Guinea - 0.6 million  . United Church of Christ in the Philippines - 0.6 million  . Protestant Church in Western Indonesia - 0.6 million  . Evangelical Christian Church in Tanah Papua - 0.6 million  . Protestant Church in the Moluccas - 0.6 million  . Reformed Church in Hungary - 0.6 million  . Reformed Church in Romania - 0.6 million  . Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa - 0.5 million  . Congregationalism - 5 million . United Church of Christ - 1.2 million . Evangelical Congregational Church in Angola - 0.9 million  . United Congregational Church of Southern Africa - 0.5 million  . Anabaptism and Free churches - 5 million . Brethren - 1.5 million  . Mennonites - 1.5 million . Plymouth Brethren - 1 million  . Moravians - 0.7 million  . Amish - 0.2 million . Hutterites - 0.2 million . Quakers - 0.4 million . Waldensians - 0.05 million . Modern Christian movements - 588 million  . Pentecostalism - 130 million . Assemblies of God - 60 million . New Apostolic Church - 11 million . International Circle of Faith - 11 million  . The Pentecostal Mission - 10 million . Church of God (Cleveland) - 9 million . International Church of the Foursquare Gospel - 8 million . Church of God in Christ - 5.5 million . Apostolic Church - 6 million . Christian Congregation of Brazil - 2.5 million . Universal Church of the Kingdom of God - 2 million . Church of God of Prophecy - 1 million . God is Love Pentecostal Church - 0.8 million . Indian Pentecostal Church of God - NA . Non-denominational evangelicalism - 80 million . Calvary Chapel - 25 million . Born Again Movement - 20 million . Association of Vineyard Churches - 15 million . New Life Fellowship - 10 million [ citation needed ] . True Jesus Church - 2.5 million . Charismatic Episcopal Church - NA . African initiated churches - 40 million . Zion Christian Church - 15 million . Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim - 10 million . Kimbanguist Church - 5.5 million . Church of the Lord (Aladura) - 3.6 million  . Council of African Instituted Churches - 3 million  . Church of Christ Light of the Holy Spirit - 1.4 million  . African Church of the Holy Spirit - 0.7 million  . African Israel Niniveh Church  . Seventh-day Adventist Church - 17 million . Restoration Movement - 7 million . Churches of Christ - 5 million . Christian Churches and Churches of Christ - 1.1 million  . Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - 0.7 million Eastern Orthodoxy - 210 million . Autocephalous churches . Russian Orthodox Church - 125 million . Romanian Orthodox Church - 18 million . Serbian Orthodox Church - 15 million . Church of Greece - 11 million . Bulgarian Orthodox Church - 10 million . Georgian Orthodox Church - 5 million . Greek Orthodox Church of Constantinople - 3.5 million . Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch - 2.5 million . Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria - 1.5 million . Orthodox Church in America - 1.2 million . Polish Orthodox Church - 1 million . Albanian Orthodox Church - 0.8 million . Cypriot Orthodox Church - 0.7 million . Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem - 0.14 million . Czech and Slovak Orthodox Church - 0.07 million . Autonomous churches . Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) - 7.2 million  . Moldovan Orthodox Church - 3.2 million . Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia - 1.25 million . Metropolitan Church of Bessarabia - 0.62 million . Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric - 0.34 million . Estonian Orthodox Church - 0.3 million . Patriarchal Exarchate in Western Europe - 0.15 million . Finnish Orthodox Church - 0.08 million . Chinese Orthodox Church - 0.03 million . Japanese Orthodox Church - 0.02 million . Latvian Orthodox Church - 0.02 million . Non-universally recognized churches . Ukranian Orthodox Church (Kyiv Patriarchate) - 5.5 million  . Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church - 2.4 million . Macedonian Orthodox Church - 2 million . Orthodox Church of Greece (Holy Synod in Resistance) - 0.75 million . Old Calendar Romanian Orthodox Church - 0.50 million . Old Calendar Bulgarian Orthodox Church - 0.45 million . Croatian Orthodox Church - 0.36 million . Montenegrin Orthodox Church - 0.05 million . Orthodox Church in Italy - 0.12 million . Other separated Orthodox groups . Old Believers - 1.8 million . Greek Old Calendarists - 0.86 million . Russian True Orthodox Church - 0.85 million Oriental Orthodoxy - 75 million . Autocephalous churches in communion . Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church - 45 million . Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria - 15.5 million . Syriac Orthodox Church - 10 million . Armenian Orthodox Church - 8 million . Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church - 2.5 million . Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Church - 2 million  . Armenian Orthodox Church of Cilicia - 1.5 million . Autonomous churches in communion . Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church - 2.5 million . Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople - 0.42 million . Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 0.34 million . French Coptic Orthodox Church - 0.01 million . British Orthodox Church - 0.01 million . Churches not in communion . Malabar Independent Syrian Church - 0.06 million Anglicanism - 82 million . Anglican Communion - 80 million  . Church of Nigeria - 18 million . Church of England - 13.4 million . Church of Uganda - 8.8 million . Church of South India - 3.8 million . Anglican Church of Australia - 3.7 million . Episcopal Church in the Philippines - 3.0 million . Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia - 2.5 million . Anglican Church of Tanzania - 2.5 million . Anglican Church of Southern Africa - 2.4 million . Episcopal Church of the United States - 2.2 million . Anglican Church of Canada - 2.0 million . Anglican Church of Kenya - 1.5 million . Church of North India - 1.3 million . Church of the Province of Rwanda - 1 million . Church of Pakistan - 0.8 million . Anglican Church of Burundi - 0.8 million  . Church of the Province of Central Africa - 0.6 million . Church of Christ in Congo-Anglican Community of Congo - 0.5 million  . Scottish Episcopal Church - 0.4 million . Church of Ireland - 0.4 million . Continuing Anglican movement - 1.5 million . Traditional Anglican Communion - 0.5 million . Anglican Church in North America - 0.1 million Nontrinitarianism - 27 million . Latter Day Saint movement (Mormonism) - 14 million . The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 13.5  . Community of Christ - 0.25 million  . Jehovah's Witnesses - 7.1 million . Iglesia ni Cristo - 6 million  . Oneness Pentecostalism - 6 million . United Pentecostal Church International - 4 million . Pentecostal Assemblies of the World - 1.5 million . Church of Christ, Scientist - 0.4 million . Friends of Man - 0.07 million . Christadelphians - 0.05 million Nestorianism - 1 million . Assyrian Church of the East - 0.5 million . Ancient Church of the East - 0.3 million
Answer . Protestantism has its origins when Pope Leo X (1513-21) excommunicated a troublesome priest called Martin Luther. Luther's initial aim had been simply to reform th…e use of indulgences. There was to be no compromise and in 1521, in Wittenberg's St Mary's Church, the first Protestant communion was celebrated.. Another Opinion . There were other Protestants before Martin Luther, such as Peter Waldo, John Wycliffe, and John Huss, and the churches that grew from the teachings of these men. All three of these men lived before the time of Martin Luther.
The oils are actually: SC = Sacrum Chrisma = Sacred Chrism OC = Oleum Catechumenorum = Oil of the Catechumens OI = Oleum Infirmorum = Oil of the Infirm/Sick The onl…y change here is OI to OS (Oil of Sick) . At Baptism Sacrum Chrisma is always used, and the Oleum Catechumenorum may be used. . The three oils used in the sacramental celebrations of the Roman Catholic Church are: . - Sacred Chrism (SC), a perfumed oil (usually balsam) used at priest and bishop ordinations, confirmations, dedication of altars and churches. - Oil of the Sick (OI, oleum infirmorum ), used in the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. - Oil of Catechumens (OS, oleum sanctum , or OC, oleum catechumenorum ), used in various pre-baptismal anointings. . These oils are normally blessed by a diocesan bishop at the Chrism Mass, held on the morning of Holy Thursday (or at another time late in Lent). There are other uses of sacramental oils in the Eastern Churches and in the Traditional Roman Rite.
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Archaeologists believe they have found the world's oldest church, dating from shortly after Christ's crucifixion. The church is inside a cave containing several stone seats wh…ich are believed to have been for the clergy and a circular shaped area, which is thought to be the apse. If tests confirm that it dates back to between AD33 and AD70, it would make it the earliest known place of Christian worship by about 200 years.
Three types of corruption in the Catholic Church are:. Selling indulgences to free the soul from purgatory. . Priests didn't know the basic church teachings. . Pope neglect…ing his religious duties. . There are also other corruptions in the Catholic Church, but I'm only going to list three of them.. According to the Catholic Church . Along with the above dated corruptions, the most current corruptions in the Catholic Church would be:. Modernism - the push for novelty for its own sake, neglecting Its own past and Tradition . Liberalism - refusing to state or stand for truth. . Secularism - losing the sense of the sacred in actions, words and members. Trying to appease the world at the price of the Faith. . Rather than symptoms of corruptions these three are actually philosophies that, unless checked, will blossom forth into abuses, much worse than anything that has been seen before. These philosophies have been targeted by popes and clergy ever since the French Revolution, however, their prevalence has never reach the level as it stands today. Many of the Church's current woes and the crumbling of the Christian civilization at large stems from the triumph of these philosophies.
in a church you will find: . A candle . A lectern . And a chalice From Lauren walker
Most would say the three most populous denominations are: Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant. A fast growing fourth is Evangelicals.
Orthodox\n \nRoman Catholic . Anglican. The protestant denomination is not really considered a legitimate church because it broke away from the original church traditions es…tablished solely by Christ's disciples and their followers. They are departed brethren..
Rv:12:17: And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of GOD , and have the testimony of Jesus Ch…rist . Lk:4:18: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 1john :2:4: He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him Lk:24:47: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Acts:4:2: Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead. Acts:5:42: And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. Acts:8:4: Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word. 2Tm:2:19: Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 1John:2:15-17: Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16: For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17: And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. 1 John:1:1-10 1: That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 2: (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) 3: That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4: And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. 5: This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6: If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8: If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10: If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
There are more than tree, but the largest are Orthodox, Protestant, and the largest, Catholic.
Believe it or not but the first Christian Church is called, simply 'a house'! In Acts we hear of the first Christian churches set up throughouit what is now modern day Turkey,… in Greece and in many other places. Almost all of them are recorded as groups of Christians meeting in someone's house for prayer, to sing hymns, hear the Word of God and to 'break bread' together (the forerunner of Holy Communion). It wasn;t till much later - possibly until the third century or later - that purpose built places of worship became more common to meet in.
mystery, miracle, morality
This is not actually a question. However there are so many that it is impossible to count. There are many groups of people who call themselves a church. A true church in the b…iblical sense is a group of people who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and meet together on a regular basis. Roman Catholic Answer Church: from the Greek, meaning the Lord's [house] (cf. Ecclesia). i. A place of Christian worship (see below). ii. The whole visible society in communion with the pope, the Church of Christ. iii. The Christians of a patriarchate or other delimitation, e.g. the Western Church, the Maronite Church. iv. The Christians of a particular diocese or, in the days before such were organized, of a single town or province, e.g., The Church of Plymouth, of Corinth. These are exact meanings; the following uses are also sometimes met. v. A single family of Christians (Rom. xvi, 5). vi. The pastors of the Church (Matt. xviii, 17). vii. Those who are in the clerical state and whose lives are devoted to the service of the Church. viii. The name is properly extended tot he ancient non-Catholic churches of the East, as was done of Pope Pius IX in his brief Arcano divinaew providentiae of 1868, addressed to "the Bishops of the Churches of the Eastern Rite who are not in communion with the Apostolic See."; but to Protestant religious organizations only by courtesy. The other meaning of the word is the building that is set apart for ever for public Christian worship, namely for the offering up of the holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the singing of the Divine Office, the administration of the sacraments, and for the use of the faithful generally. The word can also be used in conjunction with another, such as Church Militant were it means: The members of the Church of Christ living on earth at any given moment; they are engaged in the warfare of earthly life. This is contrasted with The Church Suffering which refers to the souls who at any given moment are detained in Purgatory till they are purified and fit for the "place of refreshment, light and peace" in Heaven. and The Church Triumphant which refers to the souls in Heaven: together with the above two it forms the one Communion of Saints. from A Catholic Dictionary, Edited by Donald Attwater, 2nd Edition, Revised.
A: The Bible tells us that the earliest Christian officials were theapostles, and that deacons soon followed. Non-canonical writingsare evidence that wandering preachers were… common, but did not holdany official positions. As the Church grew larger in the secondcentury, bishops began to be appointed. It is thought that the title 'pope' might have been used by mostbishops from the late second century onwards, but now only theRoman Catholic pope and the Coptic pope use this title.
Preach, pray, sing, worship.