Understanding the Concept of Worship
Worship is when we pray too God and praise him. You can praise God in
lots of different ways, through praying, through singing hymns and
through contemplation. We don’t worship the saints, we pray to them
to intercede for us, this is another way of worshiping God. When we
worship God we are usually thanking God for protecting us and showing
us how to live our lives the right way. We don’t worship the statues,
they are just there to remind us of the examples the saints set and
how God gave his only son Jesus, to give us new life. Another way to
worship God is by going on a pilgrimage. We can go on pilgrimages to
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The crucifix is a cross with Jesus dying on it. There are lots of
different crucifixes in the church they remind us of how Jesus died
for us and the suffering he went through for us so that our sins would
be forgiven and we would have eternal life.
The font is a big basin filled with Holy Water. The font is used in
Baptism it is where the priest gets the holy water from to pour over
the babies head and make them part of the church. Water symbolizes
purity and is life giving, we can’t live without it . we are reminded
of Jesus’ Baptism when we see the font and we try to be like God so we
too get baptized. It is the first stage of our spiritual journey.
The tabernacle is the holiest part of the Catholic church. The
tabernacle is very important because it contains the Body of Christ.
The Catholic church believes that when the hosts have been blessed
they are changed in to the Body of Christ. This process is called
TRANSUBSTANTIATION. The tabernacle looks like a safe but normally has
a cross on it to symbolize we are in a catholic church. When we first
enter church we genuflect in front of the tabernacle as a sign of
respect. The hosts are held in a ciborium in the tabernacle, the
hosts are always in the tabernacle except on Good Friday.
Statues in a church are there to help us pray concentrate on who we
are praying to - God. We can also use statues to remember the saints
who have shown us the right way to live our lives.