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Anglican churches

Churches that are in communion with the Church of England

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Apostolic

The belief that the church is founded on the apostles who were appointed by Jesus

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Bishops

Specifically chosen priests who are responsible for all the churches in a diocese

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Catholic

Universal or worldwide

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Celibacy

Living without engaging in any sexual activity

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Laity

All the people of the church who are not chose to be bishops, priests or deacons

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New Testament

The second part of the bible which records the life of Jesus and the early church

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Nonconformist churches

Protestant Christians separated from the church of England (eg Methodist)

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Old Testament

The first part of the bible which Christians believe foretells Jesus

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Ordination

Making someone a priest by the sacrament of holy orders

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Orthodox churches

National churches which are in union with the patriarch of Constantinople (eg Russian Orthodox Church)

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Papacy

The office of the pope