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What is Christian mass? Christianity – Religion

By |2017-08-22T14:16:43-07:00August 22nd, 2017|Religion|

Catholic priests celebrating Mass The central part of Christian life in antiquity and the Middle Ages was the Christian Mass. That was when you went to church and the priest went through a series of prayers to God. You would participate in some of the prayers. Sometimes you just said Amen at the end. Other times you called out answers - [...]

What is excommunication? Christianity – religion

By |2019-06-02T18:40:28-07:00August 21st, 2017|Religion|

Medieval excommunication ceremony What is excommunication? Excommunication was a Christian idea. It meant you could not take Communion anymore. Beginning in the Roman period, bishops or groups of bishops excommunicated people who were doing things the Church didn't like. What is Communion? What is a bishop? Christians in the Roman Empire Roman religion All our ancient Rome [...]

What is Christian communion? History of religion

By |2019-04-21T08:03:09-07:00August 21st, 2017|Religion, Romans|

Maybe our earliest image of the Last Supper - from the Catacombs of Domitilla, 100s AD The Last Supper At the Last Supper, Jesus gave his disciples bread and wine. What's the Last Supper? History of Passover History of Christianity Roman religion All our ancient Rome articles Jesus appears to Peter Then shortly after Jesus was crucified, [...]

Brigham Young – Mormon religion

By |2019-02-23T14:15:13-07:00August 14th, 2017|History|

Brigham Young in the 1840s And after they killed Joseph Smith? After a mob killed Joseph Smith, the Mormons chose a new leader, Brigham Young (BRIG-am yung) and wisely left Illinois. The Mormon Church American religion All our American history articles Where did the Mormons move to? In 1847, Brigham Young decided that the Mormons [...]

Dionysos and the dolphins – Ancient Greece

By |2018-04-23T08:41:52-07:00July 12th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|

Dionysos turns a ship into grapevines, and the bad sailors into dolphins (Athenian black-figure vase from the 500s BC) One story about Dionysos, which you can see painted on this vase, is that he once disguised himself as a rich young man and sailed on a Greek merchant ship on the ocean. The [...]