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A church building, often simply called a church, is a building used for religious activities, particularly worship services. [1]

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An altar is any structure upon which offerings such as sacrifices and worship are made for religious purposes.

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Ancient Rome was an Italic civilization that began on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 8th century BC.

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Anglicanism is a tradition within Christianity comprising the Church of England and churches which are historically tied to it or hold similar beliefs, worship practices and church structures.

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The architecture of cathedrals, basilicas and abbey churches is characterised by the buildings' large scale and follows one of several branching traditions of form, function and style that all ultimately derive from the Early Christian architectural traditions established in the Constantinian period.

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The medieval cathedrals of England, which date from between approximately 1040 and 1540, are a group of twenty-six buildings that constitute a major aspect of the country’s artistic heritage and are among the most significant material symbols of Christianity.

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The Army Reserve (previously known as the Territorial Force, Territorial Army (TA) and the Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve (TAVR) from 1920 to 2014) is the active-duty volunteer reserve force and integrated element of the British Army.

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A banquet is a large meal or feast, complete with main courses and desserts.

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Bingo is a game of probability in which players mark off numbers on cards as the numbers are drawn randomly by a caller, the winner being the first person to mark off all their numbers.

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A bus garage, also known as a bus depot, bus base or bus barn, is a facility where buses are stored and maintained.

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A cathedra (Latin, "chair", from Greek, καθέδρα kathédra, "seat") or bishop's throne is the seat of a bishop.

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A cathedral (French: cathédrale from Latin: cathedra, "seat" from the Greek kathedra (καθέδρα), seat, bench, from kata "down" + hedra seat, base, chair) is a Christian church which contains the seat of a bishop, thus serving as the central church of a diocese, conference, or episcopate.

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In Western ecclesiastical architecture, a cathedral diagram is a floor plan showing the sections of walls and piers, giving an idea of the profiles of their columns and ribbing.

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The Celtic languages (usually pronounced but sometimes) are descended from Proto-Celtic, or "Common Celtic"; a branch of the greater Indo-European language family.

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A chapel is a religious place of fellowship, prayer and worship that is attached to a larger, often nonreligious institution or that is considered an extension of a primary religious institution.

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A chapel of ease (sometimes chapel-of-ease) is a church building other than the parish church, built within the bounds of a parish for the attendance of those who cannot reach the parish church conveniently.

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Christ Church Cathedral is the cathedral of the diocese of Oxford, which consists of the counties of Oxford, Buckingham and Berks.

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A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

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The Christian Cross, seen as a representation of the instrument of the crucifixion of Jesus, is the best-known symbol of Christianity.

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Chur or Coire (or; Coira; Cuira or; Coire)Others: CVRIA, CVRIA RHAETORVM and CVRIA RAETORVM is the capital of the Swiss canton of Graubünden and lies in the northern part of the canton.

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Church architecture refers to the architecture of buildings of Christian churches.

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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre (ecclesia Sancti Sepulchri; כנסיית הקבר הקדוש, Knesiyyat HaKeber HaKadosh), also called the Church of the Resurrection by Orthodox Christians (كنيسة القيامة, kanīssat al Qi'yāma; Սուրբ Յարութեան տաճար, Surb Harut’ian tačar; Ναός της Αναστάσεως, Naós tēs Anastáseōs), is a church within the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.

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Cowboy churches are local Christian churches within the cowboy culture that are distinctively Western heritage in character.

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A crossing, in ecclesiastical architecture, is the junction of the four arms of a cruciform (cross-shaped) church.

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A dome (from Latin: domus) is an architectural element that resembles the hollow upper half of a sphere.

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Duomo is a term for an Italian cathedral church.

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The Dura-Europos church (also known as the Dura-Europos house church) is the earliest identified Christian house church.

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Early Christianity is the period of Christianity preceding the First Council of Nicaea in 325.

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The Eastern Orthodox Church, officially the Orthodox Catholic Church, also referred to as the Orthodox Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Orthodoxy, is the second largest Christian Church in the world, with an estimated 225–300 million adherents.

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An Orthodox church as a church building of Eastern Orthodoxy has a distinct, recognizable family of styles among church architectures.

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The Edict of Thessalonica, also known as Cunctos populos, was issued in 380 AD.

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A fair (archaic: faire or fayre) is a gathering of people for a variety of entertainment or commercial activities.

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A forum (Latin forum "public place outdoors", plural fora; English plural either fora or forums) was a public square in a Roman municipium, or any civitas, reserved primarily for the vending of goods; i.e., a marketplace, along with the buildings used for shops and the stoas used for open stalls.

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The Germanic languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family spoken natively by a population of approximately 500 million people mainly in North America, Oceania, Central Europe, Western and Northern Europe.

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Greece (Ελλάδα), officially the Hellenic Republic (Greek: Ελληνική Δημοκρατία) and known since ancient times as Hellas (Greek: Ελλάς), is a country located in southeastern Europe.

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Greek or Hellenic (Modern Greek: ελληνικά, elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα, ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to the southern Balkans, the Aegean Islands, western Asia Minor, parts of northern and Eastern Anatolia and the South Caucasus, southern Italy, Albania and Cyprus.

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A guild is an association of artisans or merchants who control the practice of their craft in a particular town.

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Hagia Sophia (from the, "Holy Wisdom"; Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia; Ayasofya) is a former Christian patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Heaven, the heavens or seven heavens, is a common religious, cosmological, or transcendent place where heavenly beings such as gods, angels, jinn, saints, or venerated ancestors are said to originate, be enthroned, or live.

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House church or home church is a label used to describe an independent assembly of Christians who gather for worship in a private home.

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In Eastern Christianity an iconostasis (plural: iconostases) is a wall of icons and religious paintings, separating the nave from the sanctuary in a church.

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Iowa Public Television (IPTV) is a network of Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member stations in the state of Iowa.

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Jesus (Ἰησοῦς; 7–2 BC to AD 30–33), also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus Christ, is the central figure of Christianity, whom the teachings of most Christian denominations hold to be the Son of God.

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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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This is a complete list of basilicas of the Roman Catholic Church.

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The nave is the central approach to the high altar, the main body of the church, in Romanesque and Gothic Christian abbey, cathedral basilica and church architecture.

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The three lists in this article rank buildings from around the world by usable space (volume), footprint on the ground(area), and floor space (area), respectively.

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This article lists the largest church buildings in the world as measured by various criteria.

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This article lists some but by no means all of the oldest known church buildings in the world.

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From the Middle Ages until the advent of the skyscraper, Christian church buildings were often the world's tallest buildings.

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This is a list of Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist churches.

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This is a list of cathedrals by country, including both actual cathedrals (seats of bishops in episcopal denominations, such as Catholicism, Anglicanism, and Orthodoxy) and a few prominent churches from non-episcopal denominations commonly referred to as "cathedral", usually having formerly acquired that status.

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The List of Cathedrals in the United Kingdom is divided by territory.

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A meeting house (meetinghouse, meeting-house) describes a building where religious and sometimes public meetings take place.

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A monastery is a building or complex of buildings comprising the domestic quarters and workplaces of monastics, whether monks or nuns, and whether living in communities or alone (hermits).

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A mosque (مسجد and مسجد masjid, plural مساجد masājid) is a place of worship for followers of Islam.

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In technical drawing and computer graphics, a multiview orthographic projection is an illustration technique in which up to six pictures of an object are produced, with each projection plane parallel to one of the coordinate axes of the object.

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Mystery plays (from the Latin "misterium" meaning "occupation") and miracle plays (they are distinguished as two different forms although the terms are often used interchangeably) are among the earliest formally developed plays in medieval Europe.

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The narthex is an architectural element typical of early Christian and Byzantine basilicas and churches consisting of the entrance or lobby area, located at the west end of the nave, opposite the church's main altar.

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In Romanesque and Gothic Christian abbey, cathedral, basilica and church architecture, the nave is the main body of the church.

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In geometry, an octagon (from the Greek ὀκτάγωνον oktágōnon, "eight angles") is a polygon that has eight sides.

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Old English (Ænglisc, Anglisc, Englisc) or Anglo-Saxon is the earliest historical form of the English language, spoken in England and southern and eastern Scotland in the early Middle Ages.

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Oriental Orthodoxy is the faith of those Christian churches which as a rule recognize only the first three ecumenical councils—the First Council of Nicaea, the First Council of Constantinople and the First Council of Ephesus.

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Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire.

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A palisade church is a church building which is built with palisade walls, standing split logs of timber, rammed into the ground, set in gravel or resting on a sill.

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A place of worship is a specially designed structure or consecrated space where individuals or a group of people such as a congregation come to perform acts of devotion, veneration, or religious study.

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The Polish Cathedral architectural style is a North American genre of Catholic church architecture found throughout the Great Lakes and Middle Atlantic regions as well as in parts of New England.

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The Pope (papa; from πάππας pappas, a child's word for father) is the Bishop of Rome and the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church.

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Post church (Norwegian: stolpekirke) is a term for a church building which predates the stave churches and differ in that the corner posts do not reside on a sill but instead have posts dug into the earth.

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Prairie Public Television is a state network of public television stations operated primarily by Prairie Public Broadcasting.

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A pub church is a Christian Church which meets in a public house or similar establishment.

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Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina as well as the seat of Wake County in the United States.

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Reigate Heath Windmill is a grade II* listed post mill at Reigate Heath, Surrey, England which has been restored and is used as a chapel.

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The Roman Empire (Imperium Rōmānum; Ancient and Medieval Greek: Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων Basileia tōn Rhōmaiōn) was the post-Republican period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa and Asia.

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Sacred Heart Cathedral, sometimes referred to as Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh.

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A sanctuary, in its original meaning, is a sacred place, such as a shrine.

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The Second Temple was an important Jewish Holy Temple (בֵּית־הַמִּקְדָּשׁ הַשֵּׁנִי, Bet HaMikdash HaSheni; بيت القدس: Beit al-Quds) which stood on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem during the Second Temple period, between 516 BCE and 70 CE.

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A shrine (scrinium "case or chest for books or papers"; Old French: escrin "box or case") is a holy or sacred place, which is dedicated to a specific deity, ancestor, hero, martyr, saint, daemon or similar figure of awe and respect, at which they are venerated or worshipped.

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A shared church, or Simultankirche, Simultaneum or, more fully, simultaneum mixtum, a term first coined in 16th-century Germany, is a church in which public worship is conducted by adherents of two or more religious groups.

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The Sistine Chapel (Sacellum Sixtinum; Cappella Sistina) is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, in Vatican City.

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The Slavic languages (also called Slavonic languages), a group of closely related languages of the Slavic peoples and a subgroup of Indo-European languages, have speakers in most of Eastern Europe, much of the Balkans, parts of Central Europe, and the northern part of Asia.

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A spire is a tapering conical or pyramidal structure on the top of a building, particularly a church tower.

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The Papal Basilica of St.

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A stave church is a medieval wooden Christian church building once common in north-western Europe.

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A stoa (plural, stoas,"stoa", Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd Ed., 1989 stoai, or stoae), in ancient Greek architecture, is a covered walkway or portico, commonly for public use.

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Basileios Stoa (βασίλειος στοά), also Basilike Stoa (βασιλική στοά), both meaning Royal Stoa, was a stoa constructed in Ancient Athens in the 5th century BC.

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Sunday is the day of the week following Saturday but before Monday.

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Switzerland (Schweiz;Swiss Standard German spelling and pronunciation. The Swiss German name is sometimes spelled as Schwyz or Schwiiz. Schwyz is also the standard German (and international) name of one of the Swiss cantons. Suisse; Svizzera; Svizra or),The latter is the common Sursilvan pronunciation.

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A synagogue, also spelled synagog (from Greek συναγωγή, transliterated synagogē, meaning "assembly"; בית כנסת beth knesset, meaning "house of assembly"; בית תפילה beth t'fila, meaning "house of prayer"; שול shul; אסנוגה esnoga; קהל kahal), is a Jewish house of prayer.

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A temple (from the Latin word templum) is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual activities such as prayer and sacrifice.

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A tribunal, generally, is any person or institution with authority to judge, adjudicate on, or determine claims or disputes—whether or not it is called a tribunal in its title.

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Vault (French voûte, from Italian volta) is an architectural term for an arched form used to provide a space with a ceiling or roof.

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Worship is an act of religious devotion usually directed towards a deity.

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