World Cultures


The followers are called Christians and most common faiths are Catholics, Protestant and Orthodox. They believed in God.


They believed in prayer and Sunday's were known as rest days or Sabbath. They believed in the Holy Trinity (Father, Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit. The Declaration of Faith : Salvation thru atoning sacrifice (for forgiveness of sins) of Jesus Christ (Son of God) who died for the sake of man's sin and rose again three days later for eternal life in Heaven.

Some rituals perform by Christians are Baptisms which marks a Christians entrance into church.

Holy Communion which is sharing of bread and wine to remember Jesus's Last Supper (last meal with his followers before he was crucified)

Places of Worship, Leaders and Holy Book

Christians place of worship is called a church. Their worship leaders have many titles including minister, preacher, priest or pastor. Churches have hierarchies - include bishops, cardinals and pope. The holy book is call the Holy Bible: Old Testament is the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament is the Gospel or story of Jesus's life and teachings.

Holy Days/Holidays

Some of the major holidays celebrated by Christians are: Christmas - which celebrates the birth of Christ, Easter - which celebrates the sacrificial death and resurrection of Christ which allows believers to live with God eternally in Heaven

Holy Cities/Places

Holy cities for Christians of all denominations:

  • Jerusalem is believed to be the site of some of Jesus's teaching and the Last Supper.
  • Bethlehem is the birthplace of Jesus.
  • Nazareth is Jesus's hometown and the site of many holy places, including the Church of the Annunciation and Mary's Well
  • Red Sea is where Moses parted the sea in order to escape slavery

Common figure

Abraham (Hebrew), originally Abram, is the first of the three biblical patriarchs of Israel whose story is told in chapters 11 thru 25 of the Book of Genesis.

Abram was called by God to leave his father Terah's house and native land of Mesopotamia in return for a new land, family, and inheritance in Canaan, the promised land. Threats to the covenant arose – difficulties in producing an heir, the threat of bondage in Egypt, of lack of fear of God – but all were overcome and the covenant was established.

View of God to all 3 religions

All 3 religions (Christianity, Judaism and Islam) believe in one god - each had their own name for him. They all prayed to him and had days in which they celebrated something special that happened. Each has a holy book that told the story of their god and have worship leaders that teach about their god. So while the name may be different the religion in itself has many similarities.

Gabriel Nanry- 2nd period World Cultures