Flashcards in Christian Practices Deck (30):
What is worship?
Showing religious devotion to one's God
What happens at a Christian service?
People worship God and build community with those in their congregation
What is a service?
Organised worship, usually consisting of prayers, Bible readings, hymns and a sermon
What is liturgy?
A formal arrangement of worship, like a script, prescribing how worship takes place. It is more common in Orthodox, CofE, and Roman Catholic Churches
When are different liturgical colours used?
Before celebrations like Easter and Christmas white and gold is worn
Remembering suffering and death of Christ is red
'Ordinary time', representing hope, is green
Advent and lent is purple
What are characteristics of Roman Catholic Worship?
What are characteristics of Evangelical Worship?
What are characteristics of Orthodox Worship?
Images of holy people
What are characteristics of Anglican Worship?
What are characteristics of Quaker Worship?
What are some examples of Private Worship?
Reading the Bible
Listening to music
What is prayer?
Communication with God to form a relationship with him
What are the different types of prayer and what do they mean?
Adoration: praising God for his greatness
Thanksgiving: thanking God for his good gifts
Confession/ penitential: asking for forgiveness
Petition: praying for your own needs
Intercession: praying for other people in need
What is praying in tongues?
A practice done in some Christian denominations like evangelicals
It comes from the story in Acts where the Holy Spirit enables the disciples to speak to people from many different countries
What are icons?
They are found in many Orthodox and some Catholic churches
It is a picture of Jesus, Mary, a saint or another holy person
They can be large but most are small and can be carried in a pocket
Many people have these icons blessed and believe they are holy artifacts
What is contemplation?
A form of prayer where believers find themselves taken up with God
What are sacraments?
"A visible sign of an invisible grace"
Catholics and some Protestants say that sacraments give the recipients a blessing from God
What are the sacraments in the Catholic Church?
Anointing of the sick
What are the sacraments in the Protestant Church and why?
They are the only ones Jesus did
What was the Last Supper?
Jesus' final meal with his disciples. It is commemorated in the Christian act of the Eucharist
What is mass?
Gathering of people
What is holy communion?
Sharing of thoughts and feelings
What is holy eucharist?
What is transubstantiation?
Transformation if bread and wine into Jesus' body during the Eucharist prayer. (Catholic)
What is consubstantiation?
Belief that the body and blood of Jesus are there alongside the bread and wine. (Protestant)
What did St Paul say about the Eucharist?
In his letter to the Corinthians St Paul outlines the significance of the Eucharist.
He criticises people for eating and drinking without thinking about the true meaning of it. In this way they are sinning against the body and blood of the Lord
What do Quakers think about sacraments?
Quakers do not take Eucharist or baptise people
They believe that form and ritual may not reflect how they feel at the time; it is form without substance
If communion is about union without God, you can have the form without the substance
Why might Christians get baptised?
Human beings are sinful, baptism is washing away sin
Jesus did it
Jesus told people to do it
It is a public declaration of faith
What does water symbolise in baptism?
Washing away of sin - when you come out from the water you start a new life without sin