Places Of Worship


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Places Of Worship

  1. 1. Places Of Worship
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>About the western wall………………… Pg 3 </li></ul><ul><li>History of the western wall……………. Pg 4 </li></ul><ul><li>About the Church of England………… Pg 5 </li></ul><ul><li>History of the Church of England……. Pg 6 </li></ul><ul><li>About the Lantau Buddha……………. Pg 7 </li></ul><ul><li>History of the Lantau Buddha……….. Pg 8 </li></ul>
  3. 3. About the western wall The Western Wall commonly refers to an 60 meter exposed section of ancient wall situated on the western flank of the Temple Mount. The Western Wall is a Jewish religious site located in the Old City of Jerusalem .
  4. 4. History of the western wall According to the Bible, Solomon's Temple was built atop the Temple Mount in the 10th century BCE and destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BCE . The Second Temple was built in 516 BCE . In around 19 BCE Herod the Great began a massive expansion project on the Temple Mount. He artificially expanded the area which resulted in an enlarged platform. Today's Western Wall formed part of the retaining perimeter wall of this platform.
  5. 5. About the church of England The Church of England is the officially established Christian church [1] in England , the &quot;mother church&quot; of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the oldest among the communion's nearly forty independent national churches. realm, is the highest power under God in this kingdom, and has supreme authority over all persons in all causes, as well ecclesiastical as civil.&quot;
  6. 6. History of the Church of England Christianity arrived in Britain in the first or second century (probably via the tin trade route through Ireland and Spain ), and existed independently of the Church of Rome, as did many other Christian communities of that era The British monarch, at present Queen Elizabeth II , has the constitutional title of &quot; Supreme Governor of the Church of England &quot;. The Canons of the Church of England state, &quot;We acknowledge that the Queen’s excellent Majesty, acting according to the laws of the realm, is the highest power under God in this kingdom, and has supreme authority over all persons in all causes, as well ecclesiastical as civil.&quot;
  7. 7. About the Lantau Buddha The statue is named Tian Tan Buddha because its base is a model of the Altar of Heaven or Earthly Mount of Tian Tan , the Temple of Heaven in Beijing . It is one of the five large Buddha statues in China. The Buddha statue sits on a lotus throne on top of a three-platform altar. It is surrounded by eight smaller bronze statues representing gods or immortals . The Buddha is 34 meters high, weighs 250 tonnes, and was the world's tallest outdoor bronze seated Buddha prior to 2007. [1] It can even be seen as far away as Macau on a clear day. Visitors have to climb 268 steps in order to reach the Buddha, though the site also features a small winding road to the Buddha for vehicles to accommodate the handicapped.
  8. 8. History of the Lantau Buddha The Tian Tan Buddha was constructed beginning in 1990, and was finished on December 29 , 1993 , the birthday of Sakyamuni , the historic Buddha. The construction costs of the giant Buddha were estimated to be up to $68 million. It was formed out of 202 separate pieces of bronze . In addition to the exterior components, there is a strong steel framework inside the statue to support the heavy load and wind pressure.