Top 10 Christianity facts Selected as the most interesting among Christianity related questions in Christianity quiz In which European country, the most common surname comes from the word "priest"?In Romania. Such occupational surname could have been passed to next generations only in areas dominated by the Orthodox church, where priests are allowed to marry and have children. Popescu is the most common surname in Romania.Created by: globalquiz.orgRomania facts » Which organization had an office of devil's advocate?Roman Catholic Church. The office of Advocatus Diaboli was formally established by Sixtus V in 1587. The devil's advocate role was to critically examine the life of and miracles attributed to an individual proposed for beatification or canonization. This included the presentation of everything unfavorable to the candidate. The office was abolished when Pope John Paul II in 1979 to speed up canonization and beatification process.Created by: Debbie Foxlaw facts » What do Hebrew, Greek and Arabic words for "angel" literally mean?"messenger". The Hebrew (malʾákh) word for angel means "messenger", like its counterparts in Arabic (malak) and Greek (angelos). Contrary to Christians and Jews, Muslims believe that angels can not be seen with the naked eye, and prophets such as Muhammad received revelation from them only in a spiritual sense.Created by: globalquiz.orgwords facts » Which architect designed the famous cathedral in Brasilia?Oscar Niemeyer. In 1956, Juscelino Kubitschek, newly elected Brazilian president, visited Niemeyer: ‘I am going to build a new capital for this country and I want you to help me’. Niemeyer organized a competition for the lay-out of Brasília, the new capital, and the winner was the project of his old master and great friend, Lúcio Costa. Niemeyer would design the buildings, Lucio the plan of the city. Created by: globalquiz.orgcathedrals facts » What does the word "Bible" literally mean?The Books. English word Bible comes from Latin biblia sacra "holy books". The plural "biblia" was often improperly interpreted as singular feminine, hence the old Anglo-Latin singular "biblia". The root "biblia" is shared with words such as bibliographer or bibliophilia, unrelated to the Bible.Created by: globalquiz.orgBible facts » What were frankincense and myrrh that were made an offering to the infant Jesus?Resins. Both resins are harvested from trees that grow in Southern Arabian Peninsula (Yemen) and have been traded for more than 5000 years. Both are tapped from trees by slashing the bark and allowing the exuded resin to bleed out and harden.Created by: ex-terminatorNew Testament facts » What is the highest rank of an angel in the Christian theology?Seraphim. Seraphs are described in the Book of Isaiah as fiery six-winged beings that fly around God's throne singing "holy, holy, holy". The Seraphim are easily recognizable on medieval paintings thanks to six fiery wings. The name Seraphim means "the burning ones."Created by: life-o-holicculture facts » What does Notre Dame mean?"Our lady". Notre Dame (Our Lady) is a French title for the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Notre Dame de Paris is the most famous church named so, there are however many other Notre Dame churches, including Notre Dame cathedral in Phnom Penh, Notre Dame d'Afrique in Algiers and Church of Notre Dame in New York City.Created by: ex-terminatorlandmarks facts » What was the first major empire in the world to officially adopt Christianity as a state religion?Kingdom of Aksum (Africa). In about 316 AD, Frumentius and his brother Edesius from Tyre were taken to the Ethiopian court as slaves. They were given positions of trust by the monarch, and converted members of the royal court to Christianity. Ethiopia, a major empire at the time, was the second country to officially adopt Christianity (after Armenia).Created by: globalquiz.orgEthiopia facts » What was the color of Jesus' eyes?Brown. The Scriptures tell us that Jesus didn’t look different from an ordinary Jewish man of His time. Any other color of eyes than brown would have been surely noted down. In the 2004 movie, The Passion of the Christ, Jesus was portrayed by Jim Caviezel who had his blue eyes digitally changed to brown.Created by: Kinga HJews facts » Play Christianity quiz and see all the questions.