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  • Developing Article Christianity: The largest world religion, which centers around the worship of one God, his son Jesus Christ, and his Holy Spirit. [e]
  • Developing Article Eastern Orthodox Church: Those Christians who are in communion with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. [e]
  • Developing Article Protestantism: The branch of Christianity that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation of the 16th century. [e]
  • Developing Article Catholicism: 1. A large group of Christian denominations which view themselves as being in historical and doctrinal continuity with Catholic Christianity as it existed before the Great Schisms that separated the church universal into different communions. It is taken from the word catholic, used in the sense of universal, or all-embracing. 2. Adherence, membership or affiliation with the Roman Catholic Church. To use the term "Catholic" to describe only Roman Catholics is standard among many, but may offend Christians of other denominations who also view themselves as "Catholic", such as many Anglicans, Orthodox Christians and High Lutherans. [e]
  • Stub Orthodox Christianity: The churches which maintained Eastern and Occidental Christian tradition following the Great Schisms which separated the Church universal into different communions. [e]


  • Advent Wreath: A circle of interwoven, sometimes highly decorated evergreens with candles, used during the season of Advent in preparation for Christmas. The candles are lit on the four successive Sundays preceding Christmas Day, with a final, central candle being lit on Christmas Eve. The Advent Wreath began in Germany as a private observance in people's homes, but is now widely used in churches as well. [e]
  • Stub Advent: The first season of the Christian year that lasts for four weeks and is marked by preparations for the celebration of Christmas. [e]
  • Developing Article Amish: A Christian people centered mainly in the United States and noted for their rejection of much of modern culture and technology. [e]
  • Developing Article Bible: The Old and New Testaments (in Christianity) or just the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible (in Judaism). [e]
  • Developing Article Boxing Day: An annual Christmastide holiday occurring on the 26th December in the United Kingdom and the countries of the Commonwealth. [e]
  • Developing Article Calcidius: (4th century) Little known Christian who translated the first part (to 53c) of Plato's Timaeus from Greek into Latin around the year 321 and provided with it an extensive commentary. [e]
  • Developing Article Christening: Observances surrounding the welcoming of children into the Christian faith. [e]
  • Developed Article Christmas: Winter holiday beginning on 25th December; originated as a pagan festival but was adopted by early Christians to observe the birth of Jesus, and today is a major international event regardless of religious background. [e]
  • Stub Christmas Eve: The 24th of December, the day before Christmas Day. [e]
  • Stub Christmas carol: A song or hymn associated with Christmas. [e]
  • Stub Easter: The Christian festival celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. [e]
  • Stub Gothic architecture: A style of architecture that had its origins in the building of great cathedrals in France from the 12th to the mid-13th century and was known as the "French style" (opus Francigenum) before being appellated as 'gothic' during the Renaissance period. [e]
  • Developed Article Lutheranism: Protestant branch of Christianity, created in the Reformation of the 16th century out of the teachings of German theologian Martin Luther. [e]
  • Developing Article Methodist Church, South: Add brief definition or description
  • Methodist Episcopal Church, South: Add brief definition or description
  • Developing Article New Testament: Second part of the Christian Bible, containing books about the life of Jesus and early Christianity. [e]
  • Developing Article Old Testament: Christian name for the Hebrew Bible, which is a collection of Hebrew and Aramaic texts sacred to Muslims and especially Jews and Christians. [e]
  • Stub Palm Sunday: The moveable feast which takes place the week before Easter [e]
  • Presbyterianism: Add brief definition or description
  • Resurrection: Add brief definition or description

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