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Principles of Christian Worship

When Christians worship God (and God alone) they’re showing him devotion and admiration. Worship is done in a variety of ways, through singing, praying, preaching, and reading the Bible. Worship not only [more…]

The Nicean Creed

Developed in the fourth century, the Nicean Creed (or the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed, as Orthodox Christians call it) serves as the basic, non-negotiable statement on who exactly God is according [more…]

A Brief Look at Christianity

Christianity encompasses a great number of beliefs about a great number of different subjects and the ideas that spring from those beliefs, resulting in endless specific convictions. Basically, though, [more…]

Comparing Beliefs across the Christian Church

Different Christian denominations are organized and worship in different ways. This handy table will help you keep track of and compare some differences in worship, rituals, and beliefs of the largest [more…]

Christianity For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Understanding Christianity starts with looking at the basics that connect Christians. Then you can compare the beliefs across the Christian church, the keys to worship, and read the Nicean creed, which [more…]

The Christian Trinity Prayer

The Trinity Prayer is an easy Christian prayer for children to learn Grownups can pray the short Trinity Prayer in just a few moments at most anytime for a brief prayer break: [more…]

Essentials of Christian Prayer

As a Christian, praying doesn't need to be complicated. If you're approaching God in Christian prayer, make sure that you approach your prayer with the five qualities in the following list to be certain [more…]

Incorporate Christian Prayer into Your Life in Three Weeks

Develop the habit of Christian prayer in just 21 days! Following the schedule in the following steps, you'll be surprised by how much Christian prayer can become part of your life after just three weeks [more…]

Wisdom from the Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer (or the Our Father) is the most well-known Christian prayer. Examining the Lord's Prayer can equip and empower your entire Christian prayer life. Focus on the following six essential [more…]

The ACTS Method of Christian Prayer

Ensure that your Christian prayer is complete by remembering ACTS — not the book of the Bible, but the acronym. The ACTS method of Christian prayer goes like this: [more…]

How to Hear God's Voice during Christian Prayer

Christian prayer is a method of speaking to God. To get the full benefit of Christian prayer, though, you can't just speak, you must prepare yourself to listen, as well. The following tips can help you [more…]

Finding Time for Christian Prayer at Work

Incorporating a habit of Christian prayer at work can be difficult if you work full-time. You add prayer time to your workday, however, by following these tips: [more…]

Christian Prayer For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The habit of Christian prayer is one you can integrate into your life in just a few weeks. From the essentials of praying to using the ACTS (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method to [more…]

The Role of Deacons in the Catholic Church

In the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, you have the Pope at the top (well, after God), cardinals, bishops, priests, and then deacons. Catholics recognize two types of deacons: [more…]

Basic Beliefs of Catholicism

Catholics are, first and foremost, Christians who believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Catholicism shares some beliefs with other Christian practices, but essential Catholic beliefs include the [more…]

Basic Requirements for Catholics

As a Catholic, basically you’re required to live a Christian life, pray daily, participate in the sacraments, obey the moral law, and accept the teachings of Christ and his Church. Following are the minimum [more…]

A Look at Catholic Holy Days

A really cool thing about Catholicism is that many days of the calendar year are a cause for celebration. Nearly every day marks the feast day of a saint — a day when that saint’s holy life and deeds are [more…]

The Seven Sacraments of Catholicism

A sacrament in the Catholic Church is a rite Catholics believe was established by Jesus Christ. The seven sacraments of the Catholic Church are its most sacred and ancient rites of worship. Receiving a [more…]

The Catholic Sacrament of Confirmation

Just as bodies and minds grow, Catholics believe that the soul also needs to grow in the life of grace. The sacrament of Confirmation builds on the sacraments of Baptism, Penance, and Holy Communion, completing [more…]

The Catholic Sacrament of Matrimony

The Catholic Church distinguishes between a legal marriage and the Sacrament of Matrimony. The Sacrament of Matrimony involves two baptized people, one or both of whom are Catholic, becoming husband and [more…]

The Catholic Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

The Catholic Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick used to be called Extreme Unction (last anointing), not because it was the last sacrament a Catholic received before checking out of this life but because [more…]

The Role of Cardinals in the Catholic Church

Immediately below the Pope in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church are the cardinals. The primary responsibility of a cardinal is to elect a new pope when a pope dies or abdicates the papacy. However, [more…]

The Catholic Church and Abortion

The Catholic Church opposes and condemns any and all direct abortions. Even pregnancies that result from rape, incest, and present a danger to the life of the mother aren’t reasons for abortion. The Church [more…]

The Catholic Church and Euthanasia

Catholicism regards life as sacred, and taking any innocent life is immoral and sinful. The Catholic Church uses same principles to condemn euthanasia as it does to condemn abortion. [more…]

The Catholic Church and the Death Penalty

The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, “the traditional teaching of the Church does not exclude recourse to the death penalty, if this is the only possible way [more…]

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