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churches, plural;
  1. Take (a woman who has recently given birth) to church for a service of thanksgiving

  1. A building used for public Christian worship
    • - they came to church with me
  2. A particular Christian organization, typically one with its own clergy, buildings, and distinctive doctrines
    • - the Church of England
  3. The hierarchy of clergy of such an organization, esp. the Roman Catholic Church or the Church of England

  4. Institutionalized religion as a political or social force
    • - the separation of church and state
  5. The body of all Christians

  1. one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
  2. perform a special church rite or service for; "church a woman after childbirth"
  3. a place for public (especially Christian) worship; "the church was empty"
  4. church service: a service conducted in a house of worship; "don't be late for church"
  5. the body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church; "our church is hosting a picnic next week"
  6. A church building is a building or structure whose primary purpose is to facilitate the meeting of a church. Originally, Jewish Christians met in synagogues, such as the Cenacle, and in one another's homes. ...
  7. Christian Church and church (Greek kyriakon (κυριακόν), "thing belonging to the Lord"; also ekklesia (ἐκκλησία) (Latinized as ecclesia, "assembly") are used to denote both a Christian association of people and a place of worship. ...
  8. Church (dates unknown) was an English amateur cricketer who made 3 known appearances in major cricket matches from 1789 to 1795.
  9. Church is a Buffalo Metro Rail station that serves downtown Buffalo, New York, near Church and Pearl Streets.
  10. This is a list of characters in the machinima series Red vs. Blue.
  11. Church is a Metropolitan Borough of Sefton ward in the Bootle Parliamentary constituency that covers the localities of Seaforth and Waterloo.
  12. A Christian house of worship; a building where religious services take place; A Christian religious organization, local or general; A group of people who follow the same Christian religious beliefs, local or general; A time of public worship; a worship service; To conduct a religious service ...
  13. Churched is when a priest prays over a new mother and she is excused from attending holy mass for up to one year. After a baby is born, the mother is either churched at home or at the baby's christening (within 1-3 weeks after birth). Possibly an old eastern European custom. ...
  14. (CHURCHES) Arabic Bia'h and Kunisah, which terms include equally churches and synagogues. The construction of churches or synagogues in Muslim territory is unlawful, this being forbidden in the Traditions: but as for places of worship which belonged to the Jews or Christians before the country ...
  15. (Churches) Established, ie respectable, religious organizations claiming a monopoly of truth and sometimes enjoying a monopoly position in a society. According to RCT, characterized by low religious vitality and efficiency.
  16. (Churches) Mentions of specific congregations and/or religious denominations
  17. (Churches) Ordot – Chalan Pago has several religious organization including the Our Lady of Peace and Safe Journey Catholic Church in Chalan Pago and the San Juan Bautista Church in Ordot. There is also the Baha’i Assembly and Island Praise Fellowship.
  18. (Churches) There are 120 church buildings. 22 different denominations. Strongest are the Baptist, Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, Congregational and Presbyterian. Largest churches in center of city. ...
  19. A formal organization devoted to religious belief and worship.
  20. cirice, circe; mynster
  21. An institution composed of members sharing some common religious and ethical views and joining them together in religious celebration and social activities. ...
  22. Spirituality, idealism
  23. building used for religious worship (chapel, mosque, synagogue, tabernacle, temple).
  24. (Kirche) is hierocratic institution that monopolizes the legitimate use of hierocratic coercion.
  25. The Body of Christian believers. Those who profess Jesus, the Christ, to be their Lord and their Savior, who live by His grace, pray in His name, and follow His example. There are four marks of the Church: she is One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic. ...