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Definition of Church

Church

  1. A building set apart for Christian worship.
  2. A Jewish or heathen temple.
  3. A formally organized body of Christian believers worshiping together.
  4. A body of Christian believers, holding the same creed, observing the same rites, and acknowledging the same ecclesiastical authority; a denomination; as, the Roman Catholic church; the Presbyterian church.
  5. The collective body of Christians.
  6. Any body of worshipers; as, the Jewish church; the church of Brahm.
  7. The aggregate of religious influences in a community; ecclesiastical influence, authority, etc.; as, to array the power of the church against some moral evil.
  8. To bless according to a prescribed form, or to unite with in publicly returning thanks in church, as after deliverance from the dangers of childbirth; as, the churching of women.

Church Quotations

Going to church doesn't make you any more a Christian than going to the garage makes you a car.
Laurence J. Peter

The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.
Barbara de Angelis

My grandmother took me to church on Sunday all day long, every Sunday into the night. Then Monday evening was the missionary meeting. Tuesday evening was usher board meeting. Wednesday evening was prayer meeting. Thursday evening was visit the sick. Friday evening was choir practice. I mean, and at all those gatherings, we sang.
Maya Angelou

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Khalil Gibran

An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated.
Madalyn Murray O'Hair
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Church Translations

church in Afrikaans is kerk
church in Danish is kirke
church in Dutch is kerk
church in Finnish is kirkko
church in German is Kirche
church in Italian is chiesa
church in Latin is ecclesia
church in Norwegian is kirke
church in Portuguese is igreja
church in Spanish is iglesia
church in Swedish is kyrka

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