JEWISH PATRIARCHS

Abraham Abraham, also known by his Hebrew name Abram, is said to have been born in the Babylonian city of Ur, according to Jewish tradition….

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RELIGIOUS LEADERS IN JUDAISM

In the past worship was centered around the temple in Jerusalem. At that time it was the priests who were the religious leaders. After the…

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LIFE OF MOSES

According to the Bible, Moses was a religious leader, lawgiver, and prophet. He is thought to be the author of the Torah (the first five…

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JERUSALEM

Jerusalem is a very important holy place for Jews. It is the traditional city of Israel and the location of the ancient Jewish temple. The…

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CEREMONIES IN JUDAISM

CIRCUMCISION Circumcision is the removal of the foreskin of the penis. This ceremony is performed eight days after birth. Circumcision is one of the oldest…

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WORSHIP IN BUDDHISM

Puja, also known as Hindu devotion, involves the use of mages/statues of Hindu gods (called murtis), prayers (called mantras), and diagrams of the cosmos (yantras)….

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COMMON ELEMENTS OF WORSHIP

There are certain rituals that are performed during worship that are common to the majority of religions. These aspects of their worship that are similar…

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CHRISTIAN SYMBOLS

THE CROSSThe most widely known Christian symbol, the cross is a reminder of Jesus’ crucifixion. Crosses are often found on and inside Christian buildings. SHEEPThe…

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CHRISTIAN LEADERS

POPE The Pope is the leader of the Catholic Church throughout the entire world. His home is in a sovereign state known as Vatican City,…

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WORSHIP IN CHRISTIANITY

The Christian religion places a significant amount of importance on the requirement that each individual Christian cultivate a private and domestic worship practice as part…

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BIBLE

The Bible is a sacred book, or collection of books, recognized by the Christian Church as being uniquely inspired by God and thus authoritative, providing…

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SACRAMENTS

WHAT IS A SACRAMENT?A sacrament is a Christian ceremony in which physical objects are used to pass on God’s blessing to the believer. There are…

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CHRISTIAN FESTIVALS

EASTERThe holiest of Christian holidays. The day celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from his death by crucifixion. Christians observe Easter by having morning worship…

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HOLY PLACES IN CHRISTIANITY

Millions of Christians make a journey to holy places each year. Most of the holy places in Christianity are found in Europe but the most…

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CHURCHES

PROTESTANT CHURCHES Non-conformist churches (protestant churches) are churches that are not Anglican or Catholic. The design of such churches is usually square or rectangular and…

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WORSHIP IN BUDDHISM

Worship in Buddhism is centered around meditation. Buddhists are not obliged to worship at the temple or in the company of others. Many Buddhists set…

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