christianity "I am the vine, you are the branches" John 15:5

Christianity was founded by Jesus coming to this world through Mary, in the 1st century of the Roman Empire. Then when he was 33 he began his teachings and gaining followers through his miracles and lessons. His followers were Jews who were searching for their messiah, and believed he was it. He taught throughout the surrounding area of Jerusalem for 3 years, claiming new teachings. The Jewish leaders did not like him, for he was claiming to be the son of God which was breaking the law in that time period, and also was making them lose followers. The Jews were giving everything towards Christianity, leaving less money for synagogues (Jewish places of worship). Even though Jesus had many loyal followers, they feared Jewish leaders such as Ponchious Pilot and others. In order to stay in good grace to Ponchious Pilot they started to turn their backs on Jesus. Finally having a leverage, after The Last Supper, they arrested and sentenced Jesus to death by cross.

________________________________________________________________________ There are many branches spin offs of Christianity. The 3 main sections which split off are Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestants. This diagram represents the different sects.

________________________________________________________________________There are many traditions and celebrations in this religion, few being:

Holy Week: The week beginning with the Palm Sunday and ending after Jesus has been resurrected.

Palm Sunday: The day Jesus rode into Jerusalem, and was greeted by palms. You go to church on this day.

Good Friday: They day that Jesus died on the cross, saving us from sins, we mourn on that day.

Easter: Three days after good Friday, the day Jesus resurrects from the dead. Everyone goes to church and had a lunch celebration.

Ash Wednesday: First day of Lent where we receive ashes and prepare to fast to represents the 40 days Jesus fasted in the desert.

Lent: 40 days of fasting before Easter, where everyone gives up an item they really like.

Pentecost: 50 days after Easter when the Holy Spirit comes down to earth and Jesus ascends to heaven

All Saints/ Souls day: First and second day of November when we celebrate the lives of saints and passed family members.

Christmas: Celebration of the birth of Jesus and the beginning of the saving of the people.

Rules of the religion:

-Follow the 10 commandments

-Attend chruch every weekend

-Fast and give donations during lent and advent

-Follow good smaritin rule

-Attend confession often

________________________________________________________________________ Beliefs of Christianity-

Christians believe in 3 people, and 1 God. The father in heaven, his son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. They believe that God has a plan for everybody, but that they also have the free will to change the plan.

The holy spirit

They believe that Jesus is the true savior and died on the cross. He then arose 3 days later saving the world from sins. Mary is believed to be the true mother of God, and is always there for protection.

They believe in saints as well, which are people who use the power through God to perform teachings and miracles.

The holy book is the Bible, a collection of old and new testament scripture.

Their place of worship is a Church with, a priest or minister.

Credits: Inez Yaagoub & Hannah Troy B2

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