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As '''Christianity''' is the world's most prolific religion, there are Christian buildings in literally every continent, including [[Antarctica]]. Several sites built in the name of Christianity are on the [[UNESCO World Heritage List]].
 
As '''Christianity''' is the world's most prolific religion, there are Christian buildings in literally every continent, including [[Antarctica]]. Several sites built in the name of Christianity are on the [[UNESCO World Heritage List]].
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As Christian congregations have had a significant role in most communities where they are present, a traveller will learn much from visiting a local church, regardless of belief.
  
 
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Latin used to be the dominant language of the Catholic Church, but today it is replaced by the vernacular language.
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Most churches amplify sounds. Keep voices down.
  
 
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Avoid leaving the church during ongoing service or other events.
  
 
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Revision as of 14:32, 10 September 2012

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As Christianity is the world's most prolific religion, there are Christian buildings in literally every continent, including Antarctica. Several sites built in the name of Christianity are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

As Christian congregations have had a significant role in most communities where they are present, a traveller will learn much from visiting a local church, regardless of belief.

Contents

Understand

Some main types of Christian buildings and sites are:

  • Cathedral: A prominent church, and the seat of a bishop.
  • Church
  • Chapel
  • Monastery
  • Cemetery

Get in

Get around

Talk

Latin used to be the dominant language of the Catholic Church, but today it is replaced by the vernacular language.

Most churches amplify sounds. Keep voices down.

See

Do

Buy

Eat/Drink

Usually disallowed, if not taking part in the Holy Communion.

Sleep

Don't.

Contact

Get out

Avoid leaving the church during ongoing service or other events.

See also

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