The St. James the Apostle Catholic Church in McDonough, Georgia was my second church visit. I visited the Catholic Church on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at the eleven o’clock service. The church is located on 1000 Decatur Rd. McDonough, GA 30253. I assumed that the Presbyterian Church was very different from my community church but the St. James the Apostle Catholic Church experience was no comparison to the Covenant Presbyterian Church whatsoever.
The first thing that I have noticed about the church is that there was unique artwork all over the building. There were many men displayed on the front of the church building with different figure types and wearing different clothes. The church artwork was very detailed and creative. It was a type of artwork that I have never seen before. I also noticed a huge cross in the center of the church building that had several figures of men surrounding the church. I had stared at the front of the building for about five minutes before I finally walked into the church. As people were walking inside the church, they were in formal attire. Both the men and women were well dressed for the sermon. Once I walked inside the church, I happened to notice a huge fountain in the center of the isle. The fountain contained holy water and several people were randomly dipping their finger in the water and then do a sign of the cross on the chests. I assumed it was a tradition that Catholics did before attending their seats. Rather than the church having
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I waited till exactly 12:00 to get out of my car at St. John's. Shaking, I walked to the entrance. The huge double-doors welcomed me to the church. I had to rethink my decision if I was really going to go in there. I didn’t know who was in there or what they wanted. Still shaking, I slowly and steadily tipped toed inside. I popped off the ground like a cat when the double-doors slammed together making a violent ruckus. The only light that shined in the church was at the end of the long walkway. It was a note that
In order to make the original church in the painting, my inspiration came from The Basilica di San Zeno, an Italian church. This church, located in Verona, is the one Shakespeare chose for his play, using it as the setting for the secret wedding of the young lovers. It is the very same place where Romeo finds Juliet “dead” and takes his own life just before she wakes up. Realizing the importance the church holds in the play, I decided to take ideas from the famous
St Patricks Cathedral is the mother church of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. It was named after St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The church was officially opened in 1997, however the first mass took place in February 1858.
One of the many things the settlers of New France bought with them from France into North America was religion. Historians have argued that the church played huge part in the lives of the people in New France. Despite being far away from the leaders of the church and thus not directly under their control, the church still played a role in the lives of the people of New France. By the 1600s Jesuit missionaries had entered New France and started their attempts to convert the First Nations people. As more settlers moved into New France it was more difficult for the church to keep its status. They attempted with various methods to convert more First Nations and keep the European settlers in the church. However, post 1663, after the creation of the Royal Colony, the issues regarding religion and the issues it was causing did not decrease.
I was a Follower of Christ and I didn’t even know it. I was the last of three boys to two faithful Christian parents. My parents attended St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Akron, OH. I was baptized and confirmed by the same Bishop. Some of my earliest memories are of me standing in the pews with my parents and stacking the prayer books as if it were my own pulpit and I would pretend to be the priest giving the Sunday sermon. I didn’t know what he was talking about but I always thought that I would be like him one day. I was an acolyte and attended the youth programs regularly with my friends. I completed my studies to earn my God and Country award with the Boy Scouts.
When we had first arrived at the church, I found it was in an odd location. The building connects with a Crossfit gym, that is between two other buildings. As we entered an old man held the door for the three of us and welcomed us. We walked in, having two other gentlemen welcoming us and referring to us as ladies. The room was a lot smaller than I had expected. There was around twenty people at the meeting. We sat in the fifth or sixth row. The front of the room is where the pulpit stood, which is where the pastor taught. There was also a table with the word “Remember” engraved in it. On the table sat two plates for money donations. I looked around the room and noticed all the posters on the walls. Many of them reference the crucifixion of Christ, with a scripture on it. The room had fake plants everywhere! They were on the ground, hanging on the walls, etc. It was to invite spring into the
St. Jean Baptiste Roman Catholic Church and its place of worship in New York City is considered for reviewing under the topic for this week's discussion. This congregation is awarded under the Roman Catholic Church outlined and was additionally worked to serve the necessities of the French Canadians communities. The congregation is connected with the Roman Catholic confidence and with understanding to withstand and keep up administrations with the Roman Catholic Confidence worldwide, yet as opposed to their noticeable quality in the New Britain factory towns. Despite the fact that the St Jean Baptiste Catholic Church likewise harbors a couple of Catholic minorities in New York City, yet the ward additionally suits different
But what really attract my attention was two art works. The first is from baroque period and it is a cross representing a figure of the Catholic Church where believers adore when they
The church I decided to study was St. Luke Presbyterian Church in Amarillo, Texas. I selected this church because my best friend attends this church and I sought to go out of my norm and learn more about my friend’s religious background. I normally attend the non-denominational church of Trinity Fellowship. I am considered to be a Conservative and my friend is a Liberal. Many Presbyterian churches in Amarillo are liberal, but the majority of Presbyterian churches are known to be conservative because of their beliefs. I assumed it would be interesting to visit this church due to the fact it would help me to keep an open mind of how people worship and have different beliefs than I do.
One thing that stood out to me when I first walked in was that there was absolutely no art what so ever inside the chapel. There were very few paintings in the hallway depicting Christ, however, inside the chapel the wall were completely blank, even at the “front” where the people spoke. This was extremely surprising to me since in the very few churches I’ve been to (to go visit) there has always been some sort of art inside the chapel, whether it was a statue or paintings, or painted windows.
Weekend “Mass” in the Catholic denomination is a form of church service where churchgoers gather to worship God for at least an hour. A shorter vision of Catholic “Mass” is practiced on the weekday and the longer version is practiced on the weekend. This religious meeting is referred to as sacramental worship where people truly believe they have established a connection with God. Personally, I am not familiar with Catholic worship as I grew up a Seven Day Adventist until I eventually moved away from the church. However, my mother’s acquaintance invited our family to “Mass” on the Easter weekend at a Parish near our house. We accepted the invitation and attended the evening Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. This report expounds on the different elements related to Catholic “Mass” such as the setting, size of congregation, type of service offered, social aspects, and likely psychological processes involved in the experience. Also, the psychological effects of the songs, scripture readings, sermon style, and the building itself will be examined in detail. My
The Church of San Vitale is an historical building that should be considered to be turned into an art museum. The building itself is very beautiful on the outside and having replica of this building would bring beauty and individuality to Stillwater. This oddly shaped church that was built in Ravenna, Italy over 1,000 years ago, should be considered to be used as an art museum.
The St. Anthony Catholic church is located in Camdenton, Missouri. The church is not very large, but there are still many people that attend this church every Sunday. The word catholic comes from a term of “all-embracing.” Catholicism is also are another form of Christianity. However, Catholic worship services are set up differently. The St. Anthony Catholic church, be that as it may, still has its own interesting beliefs about God.
During the Christianity excursion, two churches of two different denominations were visited. One was Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church (O.L.V) on High Street and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Brighton Road. O.L.V was first established in 1869 as the first Catholic Church/school in Glenelg. The church that is located was officially opened on November the 20th, 1927. Whereas the Lutheran Congregation was established at Glenelg in 1931 and the current Church was opened in 1961.
“Be not afraid!” (Weigel, 1999, p. 262). It was the first message sent by Saint John Paul II when he was elected the Pope (Weigel, 1999, p. 262). It is evident in the message that his life is devoted to serving God and the Church (Weigel, 1999, p. 262). Saints are deceased human beings who have been canonized by the Catholic Church (“Homily of Pope Francis,” 2014). The cult of saints is the practice of venerating or revering saints. The analysis will focus on the time period before he was the Pope, during his pontificate, and after his death when he is canonized by the Church as a saint. The legacy of Saint John Paul II that he leaves behind as the Pope will be discussed and examined. The cult of Saint John Paul II is successful because he is an admirable, respectable, and inspirational saint worthy of veneration.