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someone who assists a priest or minister in a liturgical service; a cleric ordained in the highest of the minor orders in the Roman Catholic Church but not in the Anglican Church or the Eastern Orthodox Churches acolyte
table in Christian churches where communion is given altar , communion table , Lord's table
sound of a bell rung in Roman Catholic churches to announce the time when the Angelus should be recited angelus , angelus bell
national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs); has its see in Canterbury and the sovereign as its temporal head Anglican Church , Anglican Communion , Church of England
14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox church Apocrypha
bishop's seat in ancient churches apse
basin or other vessel that holds holy water in Roman Catholic Churches aspersorium
any of various evangelical Protestant churches that believe in the baptism of voluntary believers Baptist Church , Baptists
Italian sculptor and architect of the baroque period in Italy; designed many churches and chapels and tombs and fountains (1598-1680) Bernini , Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini
clergyman having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve apostles of Christ bishop
bishop's district or churches bishopric , diocese , see
English architect who designed many churches (1814-1900) Butterfield , William Butterfield
any of several churches claiming to have maintained historical continuity with the original Christian Church Catholic Church
ecclesiastical title of the leaders of the Nestorian and Armenian churches Catholicos
teachings of Christian churches Christian theology
document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century) confession
council in 869 that condemned Photius who had become the patriarch of Constantinople without approval from the Vatican, thereby precipitating the schism between the eastern and western churches Constantinople , Fourth Council of Constantinople
(Christianity) an assembly or theologians and bishops and other representative of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine council
cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches; one of the Holy Orders deacon
beliefs and practices of any of the eastern Catholic Churches based in Constantinople or Antioch or Alexandria or Moscow or Jerusalem Eastern Catholicism
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