Christianity

Introduction
The word ‘Christianity’, was taken from the Greek word ‘Christos’ which is a translation of the Hebrew word: ‘Messiah’ which means ‘The Anointed One.’ Christianity is a monotheistic religion and one of the four major religions in the world and currently has the most believers (estimated 200 Million Believe/Followers, currently). The religion is based on the teachings and life of Jesus Christ, who is said to be the founder of Christianity. Christianity started out as a Jewish Sect and is said to be an Abrahamic religion, which originated in the eastern Mediterranean. The religion grew rapidly and its influence as well, in just decades and in the fourth century, Christianity became the main religion in the ‘Great’ Roman Empire. Christianity is now divided in three man branches: Roman Catholic, eastern Orthodox and Protestant (broken into many different groups called denominations). The teachings of Jesus Christ, are found in the four gospels located in the Bible, this is the holy book of Christianity. The bible consists of two sections: The Old Testament(Before Christ) and The New Testament(After Christ). In the Old Testament, it was predicted that the Messiah (Jesus Christ) would come, which he did, when he was born from Virgin Mary his earthly mother, when the holy spirit conceived Jesus in Mary, the fiancée of Joseph. The Place of Worship for Christians is called a Church. The Symbol of Christianity is the Cross. This is very widely known through out the world, because most Christian Churches say that he was crucified on a cross. However, some Christian Groups do not agree that Jesus was crucified on a cross, so they do not use it as their own symbol. Christianity’s Place of Worship is Jerusalem, this city is also a Holy City for Judaism and Islam.

this is where Jesus was raised. According to the Gospels. The danger was that the government decided to kill all Jewish boys under the age of two (2). who had the name of Mary who had a fiancé named Joseph. sitting among the teachers. At a very young age. The Gospels do not give any more accounts of Jesus until he was at the age of thirty(30) years old. When His parents could not find Him when they we preparing to go on their Return Trip with their group of friends and family. the family came back from Egypt to the town of Nazareth in the country of Galilee. Jesus and His parents travelled to Jerusalem to celebrate the Jewish Holiday of Passover at a Feast. Jesus and his family fled to Egypt. .The Founder Jesus Christ Jesus was born of a young Jewish Virgin. Mary had to give birth to Baby Jesus in a lowly stable. They returned to Jerusalem and after three days of searching the found Jesus in the Temple Courts. Angels announced Jesus’ birth to Shepherds as well as Wise Men in a far country. When Joseph and Mary reached. at this time Jesus was still in Mary’s Womb. because an angel warned Joseph of an impending danger. Jesus was wanted by the Jewish Leaders to be killed. Because of a government census Mary and Joseph had to travel to Bethlehem. They falsely accused Jesus for Blasphemy(which is punishable by death) while the Roman Authorities wanted for Treason . Jesus’ Step Father. When the danger passed over. Jesus chose twelve apostles to be His companions in the ministry and the witnesses of His miracles. but was threatened so he found Jesus guilty and sent him to be crucified on a cross. At the age of thirty(30) Jesus began his public ministry. which meant that he was stirring up upraise against the Roman Empire (this was also punishable by death). he went through all the ceremonies/ rites of Passage a regular Jewish Boy would got. Jesus was nowhere to be found. He was tried by a Roman Governor who wanted to let him go. when Jesus was at the age of twelve (12). asking questions and listening to them. Jesus grew up as a regular Jewish boy. Mary went into labour and since all of the inns were full.

he was tried in court by a Roman Governor Pontius Pilate. the focal point for Muslim prayer. but the Jews threatened that if he was not persecuted they would riot. the Jewish Religious Leaders because.The Holy City of Christianity Jerusalem Jerusalem is the holy city of the religions: Christianity(because the founder. the man wanted to release Jesus. also in some Churches the leaders are ranked such as in the Roman Catholic Church the leader of the entire the church is leaded by ‘The Pope’. the day that he was said to have resurrected was Easter Sunday. this day is called Good Friday. His body was placed in the new tomb of a wealthy man named Joseph of Arithmatea. Judaism(because it is said that King David of Israel first established it as the capital of Ancient Israel in the year 1000 BCE and his son. Religious Leaders in Christianity In Christianity. as well as the Roman Authorities wanted him for Treason. they falsely accused him for Blasphemy. Jesus was crucified in the city). there are many names for the same role in a Christian Church as a leader. . Nearly. Pilate condemned Jesus to death on a cross. Clergy. King Solomon commissioned the building of the First Temple in the city) and Islam (because it was the First Qibla. a Reverend serves the same purpose as an elder in a regular Church. according to the Qur'an. When they arrested Jesus. The some names for Leaders of church are: Reverend. two thousand years ago. Mohammed made his Night Journey there ten years later). Salah in 610 CE and. Jesus was at the age of 33. It is said that Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities on Earth.

people commit the rest of their lives to God. Elders. Clergyman. Priest. this position is found especially in the Roman Catholic Branch of Christianity. so they would leave main society and live a life of Prayer and Contemplation. who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight over a church. Minister) Bishop. Monk-is a male who devotes his life to his god(s) Nun-is a woman who devotes her live to her god(s) Reverend-is the male leader in a such(it is the same the following as a Reverend they are: an Elder.is a person who is a consecrated member of the Christian clergy. Also.Minister. Bishop). Saint-this is defined as a person who are of exceptional holiness in religions especially in Christianity Priest Clergyman Reverend Nun Saint .

Since the religion is worldwide.Christians: Place of Worship The Church The Church is the usual name for the Place of Worship for Christians. in most countries with ease. A regular Roman Catholic Church looks like this: An Orthodox Church usually looks like this: A Protestant Church usually looks like this: Anglican Church Methodist Church Church of God . The churches size depends mostly the denomination and where the area which is located also how much people are estimated will going to attend its services. we can find a church in any country.

Table of Content Topic Introduction The Founder of Christianity The Holy City of Christianity Christianity’s Religious Leaders Christian’s Place of Worship People in the Group Page(s) 1 2 3 3-4 5 6 .

.*If the symbol of (*) is beside a person’s name it means that the person did not participate in the groupwork.