A kereszténységet világszerte mintegy 2,4 milliárd ember gyakorolja, így a világ legnagyobb vallása. Körülbelül 2000 évvel ezelőtt kezdődött Júdea földjén, a mai Jeruzsálemben, Izraelben. A keresztények hisznek Jézus Krisztus életében és tanításaiban, akit Messiásnak vagy az egész emberiség megváltójának hisznek. Jézus tanításai a szeretetre, a megbocsátásra, a békére és a reményre összpontosítottak.
A tanulók illusztrálják a kereszténységgel kapcsolatos különböző tényeket egy pók térképbe, hogy nyomon kövessék a hiedelmeket, az alapítókat, a történelmet és így tovább.
Over 2.4 Billion Followers
PLACE OF ORIGIN
YEARS IT BEGAN
North and South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Australia
There are over 2.4 billion Christians worldwide making it the largest religion in the world. Christians can be found on every continent. While there are many different sects of Christianity, they are generally broken into three groups: Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox.
Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, lived in Nazareth, and died in Jerusalem in what today is Israel and Palestine. Those are the holiest cities for Christians. Rome is also important for Catholics because the Pope resides in Vatican City. Jesus' followers spread his teachings outside of Israel throughout the Middle East, Europe, and the world.
Historians believe Jesus was born around 0 CE and died around 30 CE. After his death, his followers continued to spread his message. The New Testament in the Bible, which is filled with gospels about Jesus' life and teachings, was written around 65-100 CE.
Priests or ministers are spiritual leaders in Christianity. There are many different sects of Christianity and different hierarchies. In the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, only men can be priests and women can be nuns. In Protestant churches, women can serve as priests or ministers. The Pope is the head of the Catholic Church.
HOUSES OF WORSHIP
FACTS ABOUT CHRISTIANITY
SYMBOLS & OBJECTS
Belief in one God, who created the world.Belief that Jesus Christ was the son of God and the Messiah who sacrificed himself for the salvation of humanity.Belief that Jesus Christ was resurrected and ascended into Heaven where he resides with God, the father. Belief in the teachings of Jesus such as: the importance of repentance for one's sins, forgiveness, loving thy neighbor and doing unto others what you would have done to you.
Jesus of Nazareth was born around 0 CE in Bethlehem to Mary and Joseph and was raised Jewish. Jesus taught his followers about the importance of forgiveness and love. He preached that one should repent for their sins. At about 33 years old Jesus was crucified by the Romans. He is said to have been resurrected and ascended into heaven. His disciples continued to preach about his teachings and Christianity spread throughout the world.
Christians worship in churches. The inside is often built in the shape of a cross, with rows of pews along a center aisle and an alter on a raised platform. Services are usually held on Sundays and include praising God in music, scripture readings, prayers, a sermon, and ceremonies such as communion which is eating bread and wine to symbolize the body and blood of Jesus Christ.
The cross is the universal symbol of Christianity for how Jesus sacrificed himself for mankind by suffering and dying on the cross for the salvation of humanity. The fish and the dove of peace are also common symbols. The sacred text is the Bible. Christians often use rosaries for prayer. Services include Holy Communion, or the Eucharist, which is bread and wine.
Christianity is monotheistic. Christians believe God created Heaven and Earth. God sent his son Jesus to save the world. Christians believe in the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of the sins of humanity and salvation for all. Jesus' teachings focus on loving and worshipping God, repentance for ones sins, compassion, forgiveness, and kindness for all.