Christian church

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Noun1.Christian church - one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worshipChristian church - one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
organized religion, religion, faith - an institution to express belief in a divine power; "he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him"
Christendom, Christianity - the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia); "for a thousand years the Roman Catholic Church was the principal church of Christendom"
Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church, Armenian Church - an independent Christian church established in Armenia since 300; was influenced by both Roman and Byzantine traditions
Catholic Church - any of several churches claiming to have maintained historical continuity with the original Christian Church
Nestorian Church - a Christian Church in the Middle East that followed Nestorianism; there is still a small Nestorian Church in Iraq
Coptic Church - the ancient Christian church of Egypt
Protestant Church, Protestant - the Protestant churches and denominations collectively
Unification Church - a Christian church (with some Buddhist elements) founded in 1954 by Sun Myung Moon and known for staging mass weddings and other communal activities
Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
2.Christian Church - a Protestant church that accepts the Bible as the only source of true Christian faith and practices baptism by immersion
Protestant denomination - group of Protestant congregations
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As Cardinal Levada stated, "Those Anglicans who have approached the Holy See have made clear their desire for lull, visible unity in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. At the same time, they have told us of the importance of their Anglican traditions of spirituality and worship for their faith journey."
In two recent documents, "We Remember: Reflections on the Shoah" (1998) and "The Church and the Faults of the Past" (2000), the Vatican has belatedly mourned the Holocaust and the part that some of the faithful played in it -- without, of course, impugning the one, holy, Catholic and Apostolic church, its leaders, its scriptures, or its traditions.
The title reflects members' preference to be known as congregations gathered under apostles - the name Catholic Apostolic Church was an accident of the 1851 Census of Religious Worship, when an answer that a congregation belonged to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church was understood as a statement of denomination.