Aspects of Religion

By Olivia Brunskill:)

SYMBOLS, are objects that represent something, these symbols represent and object in the church

Christianity

Doves

The Doves are usually white and are used as symbols of love, peace, new life and most of all the holy spirit. The Dove symbolises in the Holy Spirit, because when jesus was getting baptised a white dove came and sat on him and now the white dove symbolises in holy spirit. The holy spirit is often a symbol or example in a confirmation, baptism or a wedding, because the holy spirit is with us always.

Cross

The cross is a very big symbol in the catholic church. The cross is what Jesus' died on. He gave up his life for us, as he rose from the dead.

Bread and Wine

The bread and wine are symbols of Jesus' blood (wine) and Jesus' body (bread). That jesus gave up for us at the last supper. The bread and wine play a big part of any mass. We are given bread and wine at masses to symbolize jesus' sacrifice for us.

Candle

The candle symbolizes the light of jesus. The candle should be lit and used in all mass and liturgies. In the time of lent there are special candles, that symbolize each sunday leading up to easter there are 3 purple candles and 1 pink candle all in a reef.

Judaism

The Candle

The Candle is a very important symbol for Jews. Fire is warm and inviting. The Kabbalah (Jewish Mysticism) says that the flame is a symbol of God’s relationship to the world and to human beings.


Head coverings

Men cover their heads with a kippah (yarlmulke/scullcap) to shows their respect for God. Married religious women also often wear a head covering, such as a wig, scarf or hat. This shows their modesty.


Magen david

The six-pointed star known as the Star of david(Magen David) is an ancient symbol. However, it was not always a Jewish symbol. Today, however, it is on the flag of the State of Israel.

BELIEFS, are sacred cores of any religion they are what the religion is about

Christianity

Christianity

Christians believe in God, Jesus, Virgin mary and the bible. We have beliefs that God created the world and put his only son Jesus onto the earth for us, Jesus died for us and sacrificed many things for us.

Judaism

Judaism

Judaism is a monotheistic faith, meaning that Jews believe there is only One God. Often this God is beyond our ability to comprehend, but God is nevertheless present in our everyday lives.

Judaism teaches that every person (Jewish and non-Jewish) was created "b'tzelem Elohim," which is Hebrew for "in the image of God."

MYTHS, are made up stories that may or may not be true

Christianity

Christian Myths

Christians believe in many things like when Jesus walked on water, Noah's ark, Jesus heals a born blind man, Jesus saves a leper and Jesus feeds 5 thousand out of 3 loafs of bread and 7 fish

Judaism

Myths

Some examples of jewish myths are A tale of two birds of paradise, The dancing jews and The firemen.

SACRED TEXTS, are the writing of religion and stories

Christianity

The Bible

The bible is a very sacred text in the christian community; it is the base of christianity, it is full of myths, stories and history of the christianity faith.

Judaism

The Tanach

The Tanach (is 'the bible' in english) is made up of three parts; The torah, Nevi'im, or 'Prophets' and the Ketuvim, or Writings

RITUALS, are an action that has been passed on for ages and has now become a tradition

Christianity

Mass

Is a ritual that a priest leads and we pray to god and sometimes a saint. At mass we receive bread and wine and also sometimes we are selected to say a reding, that refers to god and/or jesus.

Judaism

The passover

At the stroke of midnight of 15 Nissan in the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), G‑d visited the last of the ten plagues on the Egyptians, killing all their firstborn. While doing so, G‑d spared the Children of Israel, “passing over” their homes—hence the name of the holiday. Pharaoh’s resistance was broken, and he virtually chased his former slaves out of the land. The Israelites left in such a hurry, in fact, that the bread they baked as provisions for the way did not have time to rise. Six hundred thousand adult males, plus many more women and children, left Egypt on that day, and began the trek to Mount Sinai and their birth as G‑d’s chosen people.

SOCIAL STRUCTURE, are ladders in terms of jobs

Christianity

Social structure

GOD

Jesus

Pope

Arch Bishop

Bishop

Cardinal

Preist

Lay leader

Judaism

Social structure

Cohen, Priests, levites, Regular Israelites

ETHICS, are Rules that a religion may have

Christianity

The ten commandments

  1. You shall have no other Gods but me.
  2. You shall not make for yourself any idol, nor bow down to it or worship it.
  3. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
  4. You shall remember and keep the Sabbath day holy.
  5. Respect your father and mother.
  6. You must not kill.
  7. You must not commit adultery.
  8. You must not steal.
  9. You must not give false evidence against your neighbour.
  10. You must not be envious of your neighbour's goods. You shall not be envious of his house nor his wife, nor anything that belongs to your neighbour

Christians and jewish have the same rules because they follow the same gods

Judaism

The ten commandments

  1. You shall have no other Gods but me.
  2. You shall not make for yourself any idol, nor bow down to it or worship it.
  3. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
  4. You shall remember and keep the Sabbath day holy.
  5. Respect your father and mother.
  6. You must not kill.
  7. You must not commit adultery.
  8. You must not steal.
  9. You must not give false evidence against your neighbour.
  10. You must not be envious of your neighbour's goods. You shall not be envious of his house nor his wife, nor anything that belongs to your neighbour
Christians and jewish have the same rules because they follow the same gods

RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCES AND SPIRITUALITY, are wonder and awe moments or inner joy connections

Christianity

Judaism

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