Water is used symbolically in various ways. First - it is used in baptism - the symbolic washing away of an old life and dedication to God, as practised by John the Baptist, the prophet and forerunner (proclaimer) of Jesus. Some denominations (e.g. Roman Catholics, Anglicans, Methodist) use 'sprinkling' for baptism. Others (eg Baptists) use full immersion. In the RC church (and in some Orthodox) water is blessed by a priest and as a result is used for all sorts of functions including, by sprinkling, the blessing of a house, of commendation of a person to God at their funeral (by sprinkling the coffin) and as an aid to prayer and peparation for worship (by dipping ones finger in some blessed water and making the sign of the cross). Many church denominations, however, do not use water in this way as they believe that it can lead to superstition, and even idolatry. At Holy Communion ('mass', 'Eucharist', Lord's Supper') Christians reenact the events of the Last Supper where Jesus blessed bread and wine saying 'This is my Body and Blood of the new Covenant' thus laying down God's new promise for Mankind. At the crucifixion, eyewitness John describes that when the guards came to Jesus, they thrust a spear into his side. He records that blood and water came out (modern day clot and serum). To reflect this, water is usually added to the wine at Holy Communion. A further use for water is to demonstrate humility. On the night before Jesus was crucified he washed his own disciples feet - a humble task only usually performed by slaves - as an example of how they should serve each other. Nowadays, on Maundy Thursday (when we commemorate when this event happened) some churches the church leader performs the same duty to members of the church - again as a symbol of his/her service to others. Finally in my own church we have an area for private prayer as the church is open daily. This area has a water feature which bubbles away daily and helps create a very peaceful space conducive to worship and prayer.
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To deepen ones understanding of church celebrations, it is vital for the individual to read or learn more about the bible. It is also a good idea to attend most of the celebrations.
In the Catholic Church some celebrations are Baptism, Reconciliation, Conformation, Holy Communion, Weddings, funerals, Easter and Christmas.
The Catholic Church.
Not only can they. THEY DO AND SHOULD. The Catholic Church is the first Christian Church, and was the Church that STARTED Christmas celebrations. OF COURSE they celebrate Christmas!
The Catholic church was the only church so any religious celebrations or services were Catholic.
The church uses most of its finances for maintaining and reconstruction of church property. It is also used for the daily finances, like the electric bill, water, and insurance.
Many of the celebrations in the Southern Colonies centered around the church. One of the celebrations that was commonly celebrated in the Southern Colonies was Christmas. However, it was not the same as it is now. In Colonial times it was a celebration for the adults.
Water in the Church is used in the chalice at Mass to indicate the union of the two natures in Our Blessed Lord. There are numerous uses for holy water in the Church and there is a long history of water, which is absolutely necessary for human life, and in human history (the flood, the Red Sea, the Jordon river).
the chemicals in church is.. You ask your Teacher....
With the establishment of the Catholic church as the only church in Europe in the middle ages learning was basically gone along with the works of Greek and Rome. Some monks still kept and studied the ancient works, but the population couldn't read or write and soon forgot them. The Catholic church also made sure that all celebrations became religious celebrations in the Catholic tradition, so any ancient celebrations that had a pagan, Greek or Roman source became Catholic holidays. Christ Mass and Easter are two such celebrations that used pagan days for the creation of the new holidays by the Catholic church.
The local church was the center where everything took place. Market days were held in the areas in front of the church, celebrations were held in the church, passion plays sponsored by the church, the monks were seen for healing and problems.
they praised there gods when they needed something such as water it rain
The church uses music to appeal to the general public.
The Anglican Church.
An acolyte is an individual who support priests in liturgic matters at all kind of catholic church sacred celebrations.
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what r the uses of water in hotels
No, it uses water pressure.
how was the mohawks celebrations
the Algonquins had many different ceremonies such as bay naming, water blessing, weddings and so much more
Namely the priest/pastor of the church.
A use of a church is to pray and meditate as in Islam there is a mosque.A church is actually a holy place of Christians where they use to pray.
The thing that uses the most water are microchips.