Not only politeness but also an attitude ofreverence is demanded in church. If one is notfamiliar with1 the service, he may maintain arespectful silence, standing when others stand,sitting when they sit, and bowing during prayer. Onentering a church an usher2 will probably show youto a seat and it is polite to take the one indicated byhim, though it is quite proper to whisper a suggestion that one does not want to sit too far tothe front, or that one is a little deaf and would like to sit well forward.
It is usual for anyone attending church to take some money along for the offering, as it is aregular part of every church service and is used for the work of the church. Good clothes, butnever evening clothes, are worn to a church service. In some churches it is improper for a ladynot to wear a hat. It is impolite and disrespectful to talk or whisper, to eat or chew3anything, or to enter or leave during the service. One must come on time and stay till theservice is over. When the service is over, one passes quietly out of the church with the otherworshippers. In many churches it is considered irreverent to talk before one has reached theentrance hall.
Sometimes the "Lord's Supper" or "Communion4" is observed at the end of the service. This isa special service for the fellowship of Christians, and one is not supposed to5 participateunless he is a Christian. He may sit quietly and observe the service if he wishes.
Ⅰ. Please add the exact p re fix ( 前缀) to the following words to change them into theirantonyms ( 反义词) :
A. im- B. ir- C. il- D. dis 1. reverent ( ) 2. respectful ( ) 3 . proper ( ) 4. polite ( ) 5. regular ( ) 6. legal ( )
Ⅱ. Are these statements True or False according to the article?
1. It is necessary to take some money when going to church. 2. In some churches it isacceptable for one to wear evening clothes. 3. It is forbidden for non-Christians to attendand watch the Communion.
Ⅰ. 1. B 2. D 3. A 4 . A 5. B 6. C
Ⅱ. 1. T 2. F 3 . F
在教堂里, 人们不仅要有礼貌, 而且应该怀有一种虔诚的态度。如果你对教堂的仪式不熟悉, 你可以恭恭敬敬地默不作声。在别人起立, 坐下或低头祈祷时, 你也起立, 坐下和低头。进入教堂的时候, 多半会有引座员带你到座位上去, 你照他的意思坐在那里是一种有礼貌的表现。当然你也完全可以低声地表示你不愿坐得太靠后, 或者说你有点聋, 喜欢坐在靠前面的地方。
通常来说, 去教堂的人都带些钱, 以便捐献, 因为这是去教堂做礼拜的一项常规, 这钱 主要用于教堂的日常工作。到教堂做礼拜时你应该穿好一点的衣服, 但不可穿夜礼服。在 某些教堂里, 女士不戴帽子是不合时宜的。做礼拜时, 谈话或耳语, 吃东西, 嚼东西或随便 出入都是不礼貌的, 是一种粗鲁无礼的表现。参加做礼拜的人必须准时到场, 而且要等到仪式结束之后才可以离去。礼拜仪式结束时, 你应该安静地随着其他信徒走出教堂。有不 少教堂认为, 没有走到教堂的门廊就说话是不虔诚的表现。
有时, 在礼拜结束的时候, 教堂还会举行圣餐仪式。这是基督徒的一种特殊仪式。你 如果不是基督徒, 就不能领圣餐, 不能参加这种仪式。如果你愿意的话, 你可以静静地坐在那里, 观看这种仪式。