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Why do Christians stand when we sing?

Why do Christians stand to sing? I think the reasons are fundamental to the act, so I do not see biblical instructions or precedents to be relevant. One may ask, how one should eat a meal: should one ...
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What is the basis for "Church Shopping"?

Although it is granted that there are some Protestants that engage in a practice of "Church Shopping", it is somewhat tendentious to assert that "Church Shopping" is actually a "Tradition" within ...
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In Christianity is food recommended to be consumed using left hand?

There are no rules in Christianity about which hand you eat with. As NigelJ writes, Christianity does not consider how you eat to be important (see Matthew 15). Such rules as there were under Judaism ...
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Why do Christians stand when we sing?

It is common for Christians to stand while singing in church because it is common to sing while standing regardless of context. Standing allows the singer to make better usage of their diaphragm and ...
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In Christianity is food recommended to be consumed using left hand?

And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? But those things which ...
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Why do Christians stand when we sing?

As for a Biblical basis, take a look at 2 Chronicles 5:12: 12 all the Levite singers who belonged to Asaph, to Heman, to Jeduthun, and to their sons and their brothers were clothed in fine fabric, ...
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Why do Christians stand when we sing?

I don't know your denomination, but in roman-catholic church there are times when you are standing and other times when you are sitting. If a hymn is sung during the time when you are sitting (this is ...
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Why do Christians stand when we sing?

Why do Christians stand when we sing? Because the day of the Lord is consecrated to the Resurrection, it is a kind of image of our hope in the Resurrection, the attitude of standing had for the early ...
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Why did the Jansenists practice such harsh penances?

Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., Three Ages of the Interior Life, pt. 2 "Purification of the Soul in Beginners", ch. 19 "Practical Naturalism: Of Action and of Inaction" (ref:35....
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Would an actual Christian (in the 1920s or today) actually make a "prayer sign" like this in this context?

In silent movies, actors had to do things in an exaggerated way in order to communicate the idea to the audience: People made that praying-hands gesture to indicate "thank God". Women put ...
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