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PART 1 SECTION 4: SACRAMENTAL WORSHIP

A way or process of receiving God’s grace can be called sacrament.St Augustine views it as an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace.The Roman Catholics believe that the sacraments works on the person who receives it regardless of the person’s faith. This is known as ex opera operato: from work already done.
The protestant churches recognizes two sacraments – baptism and Eucharist. The reason is that they are found in the New Testament and are therefore called Dominical Sacrament. Dominical means from the Lord.
The Roman Catholics recognizes 5 sacraments – confirmation, reconciliation or penance, anointing of the sick or extreme unction, Holy Orders and marriage.
BENEDICTIONIt is a ceremony mainly practiced by Roman Catholics.Another name for it is the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.A priest places a consecrated host in a monstrance.It has a glass container in the middle so that people can see the host.The priest uses it to make the sign of the cross over t…

PART 1 SECTION 3: LEADERS OF WORSHIP

Just as Christians have different denominations and places of worship so they also have different ministers or people that lead the worship.In the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope or Bishop of Rome is the leader of the church.The biblical quotation is referred to as the PETRINE COMMISSION. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that Peter founded the church in Rome.And has directly passed his authority to the Bishop of Rome. Each Pope is given this authority.Therefore the Pope has a direct line of authority from Peter – he is the head of the Christian church.
The next order of ministers are the Bishops – derived from a Greek word meaning overseer.   In the Roman Catholic Church the Bishops and Archbishops receive their authority from the Pope. They oversee the work of the priests in their diocese.Priests are mainly in charge of individual churches. They look after the congregations, conduct services or mass for them, counsel as well as teach them.All these ministers are ordained priests by…

PART 1 SECTION 2: PUBLIC WORSHIP AND SACRED WORSHIP

They are different types of services that takes place in a church. It varies according to the different denominations.The most common is probably the Eucharist – Greek word meaning 'giving thanks’.It can be referred to as Holy communion, Mass, Lord’s supper, Breaking of Bread and Liturgy. Most Christian services is built around this event.The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took the bread, and when he had given thanks, broke it and said, ‘this is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ in the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, ‘this is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me’
This was at the Last Supper which He had with his disciples before his crucifixion. It was a new covenant to replace the covenant which God had previously made with the Jews.It is the center of Christian worship.
Many denominations have services in which the priest repeats the words of Jesus before sharing of bread.However e…

PART 1 SECTION 1: WORSHIP...

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AREA OF FOCUS
Church: altar/communion table, font/baptistery, pulpit, lectern, cross, crucifix
Public and private worship: Eucharist/holy communion/mass; Sunday and daily worship, private devotion. Role and significance of bishop, priest/vicar/minister.

People will commonly agree that Christians worship in the church. However they are different buildings Christians worship in together. They include church, chapel, meeting house, citadel, cathedral, minster, abbey, monastery, priory. Irrespective of the name given to these places of worship, they all serve the same purpose – providing Christians where they could worship.

Usually, traditional churches are designed in the shape of a cross.They take the form of a simple rectangle. The earliest form these houses were called titulae. However churches found today are built in two styles.

The BASILICA style: a long building with a door at one end and an altar at the other, and a shape with a dome at the center of a particular or polygon s…

RECORDED VIDEO FOR IGCSE CLASS

•BELIEFS AND SACRED WRITINGS/AREA OF CONCENTRATION… •The trinity: father, son and Holy Spirit, the Apostles’ Creed. •Jesus of Nazareth: beliefs about Jesus of Nazareth as reflected in topic 3 •Salvation and resurrection •The ten commandments •The bible: its place in worship; the basis of its authority; old and new testament; types of literature it contains.
•THE TRINITY •OBJECTIVES: by the end of the lesson, students should be able to •What is the trinity? •The view of none Christians •The view of Christian scholars in the past example Tertullian, Saint Augustine.
THE TRINITY