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A building for public, especially [[Christian]] worship.
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'''Church''' can mean a building for public, especially [[Christian]] [[worship]], or it can mean the institution that runs such buildings.
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Prior to the [[Reformation]] and the advent of [[Protestant]] religion this usually meant the [[Catholic Church]] (or the [[Orthodox Christian Church]] for Greek and many Slavic [[persona]]); however, after [[1517]] and the edicts of [[Martin Luther]] it could mean any of the [[Protestant]] churches as well.
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The [[Jew]]ish equivalent is the [[Synagogue]].
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Latest revision as of 17:21, 16 May 2006

Church can mean a building for public, especially Christian worship, or it can mean the institution that runs such buildings.

Prior to the Reformation and the advent of Protestant religion this usually meant the Catholic Church (or the Orthodox Christian Church for Greek and many Slavic persona); however, after 1517 and the edicts of Martin Luther it could mean any of the Protestant churches as well.

The Jewish equivalent is the Synagogue.