Category Archives: Why’s & What’s

This category seeks to cover frequently asked questions. If you would like to know “why” something is done or “what” something is used for, etc. please don’t hesitate to ask! You can e-mail the clergy or leave your question as a comment.We look forward to hearing from you!

What Does The Sign Of The Cross Mean And Why Do We Do It?

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From the earliest days of Christianity, the sign of the cross would be traced on the forehead of the newly baptized, marking them as “Christ’s own forever.”  Those who make the Sign of the Cross over themselves do so as an … Continue reading

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Why Do Church’s Look The Way They Do And Face East?

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Church buildings were traditionally built to represent the Church as the Ark of the New Covenant.  This is why the ceiling of a church building often resembles the hull of a ship.  The church would also be built facing the east.  As the … Continue reading

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What Do The Symbols In The Procession Represent?

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INCENSE  (when used) represents two aspects of our worship.  Firstly, we are entering into the presence of Almighty God in a very special way (through the fellowship of theChurch, the proclamation of His holy Word and through the holy Sacraments).  According to the … Continue reading

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Why A Procession?

The procession of the altar party (altar servers, choir members and clergy) represents the pilgrimage of the Church of Christ on earth.  As God’s people, we are on a journey.  Like the Israelites before us,God has called us out of slavery in … Continue reading

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