The practice of praying through Saints can be found in Christian writings from the 3rd century onward. The 4th-century Apostles’ Creed states belief in the communion of Saints,…

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Churches may apply for IRS recognition of their exempt status (and receive what is called a “determination letter”), but they are not required to do so. There are…

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We can say with some certainty that the first widespread edition of the Bible was assembled by St. Jerome around A.D. 400. When was the modern Bible written?…

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Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst;…

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Communion bread has to be mixed and baked in a certain way. The majority of it used to be baked by cloistered nuns, but most churches now buy…

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Abitub. The name Abitub or Abitob appears only once in the Hebrew Bible, in 1 Chronicles 8:11, where it is used for a character said to be the…

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Mormon writers have noted that although the portions of the Book of Mormon that quote from the Bible are very similar to the KJV text, they are not…

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Deacons are not able to preside at the Eucharist (but can lead worship with the distribution of already-consecrated communion elements where this is permitted), nor can they pronounce…

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Religious practices may include rituals, sermons, commemoration or veneration (of deities and/or saints), sacrifices, festivals, feasts, trances, initiations, funerary services, matrimonial services, meditation, prayer, music, art, dance, public…

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Diocese of Rome Dioecesis Urbis seu Romana Diocesi di Roma Current leadership Governance Holy See Bishop Pope Francis Who is the bishop of Rome now? Pope Bishop of…

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