By T Saunders, 1st period
In the Christian religion the followers are called Christians. Christianity is based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Christians also believe there is only one God. In Christianity, Jesus is the son of God. Christians believe Jesus is the Savior of man. Jesus suffered, died and was raised from the dead in order to save all people from sin. The three main groups of Christianity are the Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church and the Protestant Church. The Catholic Church is the largest of the three. In the Catholic Church, there are seven sacraments (Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist, Anointing of the sick, Reconciliation, Marriage, and Holy Orders) that Christians try to do during their lifetime. You have to be a Catholic Christian to do all these sacraments. Christians worship in a church. Church is where they do most of their praying. During the Church’s mass or service, there is a priest, a minister or some other religious leader that leads the people and takes care of the Church and the people of the Church. The Christians holy book is called the Bible. The Bible contains the Christian teachings. The New Testament of the Bible tells about Jesus. The Old Testament foretold the coming of Jesus. The Holy days or holidays most people are familiar with regarding Christianity is Christmas and Easter. Christmas is when Jesus was born. Easter is when Jesus was raised from the dead (Good Friday) and went to Heaven. Christian Holy cities are Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Bethlehem is where Jesus was born and Jerusalem is where he lived, taught, suffered and died on a Cross. The Cross is a symbol of Christianity.