Christianity - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

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Cross.

One of the most widely known symbols of the Christian faith is the cross. It is a figure formed by two intersecting lines. In this version (the Latin, or Roman Catholic cross) the vertical line is longer than the horizontal line. For some it symbolizes Christ's death on the cross for the sins of humans and also the life of self-denial to which he calls his followers. It also represents Christ's victory over death and sin.

Glossary

Advent
period of four weeks, beginning four Sundays before Christmas, sometimes observed with fasting and prayer
Anglicanism
Church of England, which originated in King Henry VIII's break with Rome in 1534, and those churches that developed from it, including the Episcopal Church in the United States; with a wide spectrum of doctrines and practices, it is sometimes called a "middle way" between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism
Apocrypha
books of the Old Testament...

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