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It is not always the case with all Kingdom Halls. In fact there are many with windows. About as many as reasons for having no windows. A few common answers are found below: For security reasons. Normally they do not have a parish residence nearby to keep a watch on their belongings. This is a bigger problem in larger cities. Cost benefits. Windows are more ...


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In Roman Catholic liturgy specifically, the altar is where the Eucharistic Sacrifice is made; i.e., Christ's one sacrifice on Calvary is made present again on the altar at each mass. The altar, in this theology, is still for performing sacrifices. "In the New Law the altar is the table on which the Eucharistic Sacrifice is offered. Mass may sometimes be ...


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Interesting question. I managed to find an article that actually addresses this at http://www.religiousproductnews.com/articles/2007-February/Feature-Articles/The-History-of-Church-Steeples.htm One reason: It was simply an architectural style that happens to inspire us to look heavenward. These early church architects designed grand cathedrals and ...


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One can find a reference to the peacock in the book of Revelation 4:6: Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. "Full of eyes"... "The tail of the peacock, with its ‘thousand eyes’ are symbolic of omnipotence and often ...


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Because steeples have bells in them See, they know they need to pray the Angelus because the bell is ringing.


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Arrangement of church pews is really not a function of denomination. The denomination I am most familiar with uses both forward-facing pews and inward facing pews .


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With the clarification to the question, I realize that this is a multi-answer question. So, here are two answers for you: 1 Many churches have their church/chapel/meeting area arranged in a circular formation, such that two sides face each other and one side faces the front (example). This is a pretty common setup. It's just a way for everyone to ...


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In Eastern Orthodoxy, the Altar is the type of the Altar in Heaven as described in Revelation. In the Anaphora, the Church joins in the 'One Liturgy' going on in heaven, and the Christ who offers himself once and for all becomes present in the gifts on the altar as a bloodless, spiritual sacrifice. As a secondary note, it is traditional for the relics of ...


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I've been in many many Kingdom Halls in my time. Many in Ireland, a fair few in the UK, and some in France, one in Switzerland, one in Athens. Also a few in the USA, though I was 12 at the time and can't recall that holiday clearly. To the best of my recollection, every single one of them had windows.


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for the sound of bells to carry over the tops of buildings, the bells had to be higher than surrounding buildings. Bells were used not only before church service, but also to notify people of emergencies, such as fires. The buildings were regularly used as a town meeting place, as well, not like today where they are often locked except on Sunday mornings.


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It can be argued that the interior of many Christian Churches, especially Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran, lies in the architecture specified for the Tabernacle (The tent constructed during the Exodus) and the Temple in the old textament, where there were three area set aside for specific purposes. The area where the Altar is located in the ...


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Within Baptist churches, there tends to be a significant number of ordinal and locational church names, although the modern trend is to eschew both "Baptist" and incorporate more soteriological concepts. So, let me unpack that: Ordinal naming Baptists are a highly missiological group - they want to plant as many churches as they can, and are often highly ...


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Catholic Parishes are faith communities named after a Catholic Saint; a combination of Saijts whose names appear together in the Liturgy of the Mass; a title of Our Lady; or a title of the Holy Trinity. Examples: St. Augustine Parish Sts. Pepetua and Felicity Parish Holy Mother of Consolation Parish Divine Mercy Parish


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In the church in which I grew up (a United Methodist church), we have a wooden altar in the middle of the front of the sanctuary. It serves a purpose in two main contexts in the service: The offering plates are laid on it after the offering is received, and the pastor prays over them. During communion, the bread and wine are kept on the altar, and a short ...


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The church has always been recognised as a patron of art as it has needed to use art for teaching and inspiring . Stained glass windows often contained depiction of scriptural teachings, and allegorical interpretation lent itself particularly well to this form. Common folk found pictorial depiction easier to understand. Thus the Samaritan would be depicted ...



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