Definition of church in English:
- In addition, I was privileged to preach in several other churches in the Manila area.
- The bells of Catholic and Protestant churches rang out across Germany at noon.
- Two practices important to Christian worship usually take place in churches.
- The Religious Society of Friends and the Presbyterian Church in Ireland declined to join.
- An example would be An Australian Prayer Book, which is used in the Anglican Church.
- Let me be a force for you in my life, my Church, my Community, my City, and my Country!
- There is no place in the life of the Church or the Christian for such participation.
- The Church has to set an example to the public by healing such an internal conflict without sacrificing lives.
- The Church has no choice but to act - and to be be seen to act - in such circumstances.
- Freedom of religion and separation of church and state are not the same things.
- Many evangelical Protestants also want to erode the separation of church and state.
- After savage wars the European conflict was resolved by a separation of church and state.
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- The presence of these four additional women, all with candles, alongside Mary's human spouse, suggests a connection to the churching ritual, observed by husbands and wives in fifteenth-century Arras.
- A group of married women might go together after a christening or a churching.
- The rite of churching (originally purification, later just thanksgiving), unenforced but very popular, symbolically marked the end of lying-in.
The Old English word church, then spelled circe or cirice, is related to German Kirche, Dutch kerk, and Scots kirk (Middle English). The source of all these words is medieval Greek kurikon, from Greek kuriakon dōma, ‘Lord's house’, based on kurios ‘master or lord’.
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