Similarities And Differences In The Way Christian Worship

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There are a lot of similarities and differences in the way Christians worship. Worship is something that can be done in numerous ways, but the overall purpose remains the same. Many have differing opinions on how to worship depending on their preference. Some of the ways Christians worship include using visual art, music, and theatre. Each way of worshipping has its own unique qualities, but there are many comparisons between the worshipping styles. Although each way of worshipping has different tactics, visual arts, music, and theatre all enhance the quality of worship in multiple ways. Each style of worshipping is used to communicate messages of the bible and share the gospel. Many use these different forms of worship to praise God in a …show more content…
Each religious space caters to multiple styles of worship. Music and theatre each use different structures that are built into the churches to give a more natural flow and an easier worshipping experience. Examples include the lofts for choruses and the designated areas that musicians use when performing. These areas are set up to give the best tone quality so that the music has a nice sound. Different stages are also set up for performers to use while acting. The stages are set up in areas that allow for the audience to see what the performers wish to convey while expressing their messages. Visual arts are also displayed widely throughout churches and spaces that worshippers gather. Some include stain glass images and paintings. The images and paintings allow for stories to be told throughout the church, along with expressing the beauty of Christianity and all that it entails. For example, the stain glass is used to show vibrant colors when the lights shine in, symbolizing the wonderful manifestation of God. Furthermore, the use of objects in worshipping is included in both music and visual arts. Musicians can use instruments to portray their message, while artists use paintings, glass, and even sculptures. Theatre occasionally enhances the performances using props and costumes to make the scenes and setting more …show more content…
Visual art, music, and theatre all grew tremendously in the church and showed excellent value to the worshipping experience. Both music and theatre were kept alive due to the support given by the church. Time periods such as the middle ages, renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, and present all influenced the way music was composed and prepared. Different styles such as the Gregorian chant, carols, hymns, and the mass were all used to give worshippers an acceptable way to worship dependent upon the time period. Throughout time, visual arts used specific visual elements that were approved of such as color and brightness. Abstract art was rarely used, while representational art became widely appreciated in the church. Theatre focused on biblical dramas, utilizing performative elements to establish a clear message. Cycle plays, saint plays, and morality plays were all used dependent upon the preference of the audience during that particular time period. Other elements of fine arts were applied by the church as

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