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The Christian Church is an ecclesiological term generally used by Protestants to refer to the whole group of people belonging to Christianity throughout the history of Christianity. In this understanding, "Christian Church" does not refer to a particular Christian denomination but to the body of all believers. Some Christian traditions, however, believe that the term "Christian Church" or "Church" applies only to a specific historic Christian body or institution (e.g., the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Oriental Orthodox Churches, or the Assyrian Church of the East). The Four Marks of the Church first expressed in the Nicene Creed are that the Church is One (a unified Body of Particular Churches in full communion of doctrines and faith with each other), Holy (a sanctified and deified Body), Catholic (Universal and containing the fullness of Truth in itself), and Apostolic (its hierarchy, doctrines, and faith can be traced back to the Apostles). Thus, the majority of Christians globally (particularly of the apostolic churches listed above, as well as some Anglo-Catholics) consider the Christian Church as a visible and institutional "societas perfecta" enlivened with supernatural grace, while Protestants generally understand the Church to be an invisible reality not identifiable with any specific earthly institution, denomination, or network of affiliated churches. Others equate the Church with particular groups that share certain essential elements of doctrine and practice, though divided on other points of doctrine and government (such as the branch theory as taught by some Anglicans). Most English translations of the New Testament generally use the word "church" as a translation of the Ancient Greek term "ἐκκλησία" (transliterated as "ecclesia") found in the original Greek texts, which generally meant an "assembly". This term appears in two verses of the Gospel of Matthew, 24 verses of the Acts of the Apostles, 58 verses of the Pauline epistles (including the earliest instances of its use in relation to a Christian body), two verses of the Letter to the Hebrews, one verse of the Epistle of James, three verses of the Third Epistle of John, and 19 verses of the Book of Revelation. In total, ἐκκλησία appears in the New Testament text 114 times, although not every instance is a technical reference to the church. In the New Testament, the term ἐκκλησία is used for local communities as well as in a universal sense to mean all believers.
Churches - Głogów - Church of St. Nicholas
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Churches

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Castle in Kwidzyn. - The construction of the castle began in the fourteenth century. And in the foreground, it's the
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Castle in Kwidzyn.

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holiday memories - holiday memories
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holiday memories

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The Sułkowski Castle - The Sułkowski Castle in Bielsko-Biała
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The Sułkowski Castle

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Borromeo - monuments of Vienna - Boromeusz
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Borromeo

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Orthodox. - Orthodox. In the middle of nowhere.
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Orthodox.

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Castle in Halicz. - Castle in Halicz. Slovakia.
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Castle in Halicz.

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The church in Cordoba. - Church of Santa Marina in Cordoba. Spain.
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The church in Cordoba.

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Chapel on the hill - Chapel on the hill-Germany, Westphalia
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Chapel on the hill

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Orthodox church in Kiev. - Orthodox church in Kiev. Ukraine.
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Orthodox church in Kiev.

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Church in Andalusia. - Church in Andalusia. Spain.
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Church in Andalusia.

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Orthodox. - A small, white Orthodox church.
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Orthodox.

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My fairy-tale Krakow - Beautiful Krakow, Market Square
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My fairy-tale Krakow

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In a medieval castle. - Entrance to the medieval castle.
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In a medieval castle.

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Orthodox church in Omsk. - Orthodox church in Omsk. Russia.
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Orthodox church in Omsk.

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castle of sion - Castle of Sion - in Valais
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castle of sion

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Vatican - interior - Vatican, richly decorated interiors
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Vatican - interior

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Park at the church. - Park at the old church.
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Park at the church.

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Levoca. Slovakia. - Levoča in Slovakia. Former capital of Spisz.
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Levoca. Slovakia.

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Orthodox. - A wooden church somewhere in Poland.
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Orthodox.

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Wooden church - Wooden church in the Sudetes
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Wooden church

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Superior Wisconsin - Superior Wisconsin. The first known Europeans who visited this area were the French. In 1618, Étien
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Superior Wisconsin

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architecture - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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architecture

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architecture - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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architecture

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architecture - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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architecture

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architecture - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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architecture

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Pride of Kwidzyn - Cathedral and castle complex in Kwidzyn
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Pride of Kwidzyn

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Beauty - not Standard - Winter Evening and .... what has the Past ....
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Beauty - not Standard

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Pentecost - Descent of the Holy Spirit
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Pentecost

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Wayside church. - Wayside church.
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Wayside church.

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my city - view on Lipowa street
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my city

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my city - beautiful city of Bialystok
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my city

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chapel - Shrine in Poznan
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chapel

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Landscape - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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Landscape

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attivitalc - drawing of a church by activity
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attivitalc

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San Francesco church - church dedicated to the Saint Francis
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San Francesco church

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