people The control the Church had over the people was total. Peasants worked for free on the Church. They paid 10% of what they earned in a year to the Church. If the peasants failed to pay the tax they were told by the church that there souls would go to hell after they died.
Money Henry VIII wanted to reform the Church was get hold of the Catholic Churchs money. People were too scared not to pay tax despite the difficulties it meant for them. Paying for Baptisms , marriages, and Holy Burials.
religion In Europe during the Middle Ages the only recognized religion was Christianity. The catholic church was the only church in Europe during the middle age. The church leaders sat in the kings council and played leading roles in government.
Building The churches were made of stone from older buildings around the village. The church had a roof of slate or wooden shingles, supported with wooden crossbeams. The windows were long, narrow with pointed head. The church was made entirely with peasant contributions of money and work
The Role of Women in Medieval Churches there were various positions that women could achieve in religious liberties. An Abbess was the given name of a female convent leader during medieval times. These women enjoyed a rare power extended to women of their time and often served as justices of the peace, landlords and income tax collectors in addition to their convent leadership roles. Women in medieval times became nuns as a way to honor God in a lifelong pursuit.
Religious Ceremonies in theMedieval Church During the Medieval period, the church made a concerted effort to extend participation in holy activities and vocations to a laity growing dissatisfied with their secondary role in the worship of the church. Blessings were spoken over both the priests and their instruments of office, which acted both as symbols of their new status and obligations and as a focus for the power and authority of the place with which they were entrusted. The rituals were performed by individuals placed high within the hierarchy of the church, who imparted the grace and sacredness they themselves had acquired through apostolic and priestly succession dating to the beginning of the church.
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