Kristendommen praktiseres av rundt 2,4 milliarder mennesker over hele verden, noe som gjør den til verdens største religion. Det begynte for rundt 2000 år siden i Judea i det som i dag er Jerusalem, Israel. Kristne tror på Jesu Kristi liv og lære, som de tror er Messias eller frelser for hele menneskeheten. Jesu lære fokuserte på kjærlighet, tilgivelse, fred og håp.
Studentene kan illustrere og definere viktige begreper knyttet til studiet av kristendom.
Jesus was killed by crucifixion, which was a form of torture and execution used by Romans. According to all four gospels in the Bible, Jesus was brought to a hill called Golgotha in Jerusalem, meaning the "Place of a Skull”, and crucified along with two thieves. His execution was for the charge of claiming to be "King of the Jews". He died after suffering for 6 hours. It is said that Jesus prayed, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing."
Pentecost means 50th and falls on the 50th day after Easter. It is said that on this day, the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Jewish harvest festival. For Christians, this day represents the fulfillment of God's promise and the beginning of the Christian Church.
The Annunciation marks day the Archangel Gabriel visited Mary and told her that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It is considered a "feast day" and celebrated on March 25th each year.
VILKÅR i kristendommen
EUCHARIST / nattverden
Resurrection means coming back to life or rising from the dead. After dying on the cross, Jesus was laid to rest in a tomb. It is written that on the third day, he rose from the dead. Jesus' close friend and disciple, Mary Magdalene and his mother Mary found his tomb empty with the heavy stone rolled aside. He later appeared to his disciples so that they could witness his resurrection.
Rosenkransen refererer til et sett av bønner og til den spesielle streng av knuter eller kuler som ble anvendt for å telle bønnene som brukes av Kristen, typisk katolikker, anglikanere og lutheranere. Rosenkransen er ment å holdes og be med for å fokusere på hendelsene i Jesu liv og hans lære.
Eucharist comes from the Greek word for "thanksgiving" and it represents the events of the Last Supper, the last meal that Jesus had with his disciples before his crucifixion. At the Last Supper, Jesus gave a special meaning to the bread and the wine, which is remembered at the Eucharist. It is given during Church services and also called Holy Communion.