Three Religions. One God. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam

By: Carolyn Harbut and Marci Peters

Christianity:

Main Prophet is Jesus Christ

The emperor Constantine converted Judaism to Christianity in 324 C.E. at Palestine. Christianity is connected with Judaism because they follow the Ten Commandments and it is also connected with Islam because they both developed from Judaism.

Beliefs: Their holy book is the Bible which consists of the Old and New Testament. They worship in a church on Sundays and their leaders are priests or ministers.

Sections of Christianity: Oriental Orthodoxy, Protestantism, Roman Catholic, etc.

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent which the priest burns blessed palms and placing them on peoples foreheads. Palm Sunday is blessing the palms in which is representing the crowd welcoming Jesus.

Major holidays for Christianity are Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Ash Wednesday, Easter, and Christmas.

Judaism:

Main Prophet is Moses

Judaism was founded in Israel around 4,000 years ago, 73 C.E. Judaism is connected to Christianity and Islam because they all formed in Southwest Asia and they believe in the after life.

Beliefs: Their Holy Book is called the TeNaCh (Torah, Nevi'im, Ketuvim) People worship in the Synagogue and their spiritual leader are called Rabbis.

Sections of Judaism: Sadducee's, Pharisees, Essene's, Kabbalah, Hasidim, and Zealots.

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the re dedication of the Holy Temple and Pesach is a biblical holiday to celebrate Passover.

Major Holidays/Celebrations for Judaism are Purim-March 12, Pesach-April 11-18, Shavuot- May 31-June 1, Rosh Hashana- Sept 21-22, Hanukkah, etc

Islam:

Main Prophet is Muhammad

Islam was founded in 622 C.E. by Muhammad in Mecca, Arabia. Islam is connected with Judaism and Christianity because they all recognize Abraham as their first prophet.

Beliefs: Their Holy Book is called the Qur'an (Koran) People worship in a Muslin building known as Mosque ans their spiritual leader is a Imam.

Sections of Islam: Sunni Muslims, Shi`ite Muslims, Baha'isn, Druze, Alevis, and `Alawis, Sufi's, Ahmadiyas, etc.

Ramadan is celebrated during the ninth month of the Muslim year which they fast for the whole month.

Major holidays/celebrations for Islam are Ramadan, Maw-lid al-Nabi, Muharram, Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha, The Islamic Calendar, , etc.

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