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Tonsure: why did monks shave their heads

Tonsure is the practice of shaving or cutting part or all of one's scalp hair as a symbol of religious…

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Where does the tradition of kneeling come from?

Kneeling is a primitive action used to demonstrate reverence by making the kneeling person seem smaller than the other.

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What was the star of Bethlehem and where is the star of Bethlehem today?

The Star of Bethlehem led the Magi to the manger of the newborn Jesus. The Star moved across the sky…

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The history of the most popular pictorial plot

In January, a significant part of the world’s population will celebrate the Epiphany – celebrate in different ways and even…

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Where did expression ‘crusade’ come from and how did crusaders appear?

Although the Pope personally blessed them for “crusades” while bowing before the Holy Cross, the so-called “crusaders” had nothing to…

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How female tradition of covering face appear and who was forbidden to do it?

Veils were worn by those who were embarrassed about their faces, those who, on the contrary, considered it too great…

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What caused the Great Schism, and the main reason for the collapse of Christian churches

The denial of the divine nature of Christ by the priest Arius was one of the reasons for the convening…

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How Christians lost power over the holy land: The fall of Acre

At the end of the 11th century, crusaders came to the Eastern Mediterranean from Europe. The official reason was to…

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10 controversial Bible facts archaeologists and religious scholars still arguing

There is perhaps no other book in the world in which so many contradictions are found as in the Bible.…

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What Jesus really looked like: scientists recreate the portrait of the savior

In world painting, the image of Jesus Christ was created. However, Christians from Africa and Arab countries often portray Jesus…

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True Heirs of Pharaohs: Why only Coptic Christians considered ‘Native Egyptians’

The civilization of Ancient Egypt left us with a rich heritage, which in the western is customary to admire since…

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The Scientific attempts to solve the mystery of the Shroud of Turin

One of the most mysterious religious relics – the Shroud of Turin - has haunted scientists since its inception. This…

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