Answer: Many people today understand the church as a building. This is not a biblical understanding of the church. The word “church” comes from the Greek word ekklesia which is defined as “an assembly” or “called-out ones.” The root meaning of “church” is not that of a building, but of people.
A monastery is a building or complex of buildings comprising the domestic quarters and workplaces of monastics, monks or nuns, whether living in communities or alone . A monastery generally includes a place reserved for prayer which may be a chapel, church, or temple, and may also serve as an oratory.
:: Shrine Building 1401-1417 Biscayne Boulevard Year Built: 1930 Architect/Builder: Robert Law Weed/Harrison Construction Co. Date Designated: 2003 a. This sleek three-story commercial building is a striking example of the Art Deco style.
Answer: A synagogue is a Jewish building designed for worship (similar to a modern church building). Though some Jewish traditions claim synagogues existed “from the time of Moses,” history notes that the practice of meeting in synagogues emerged during the period of Israel’s Babylonian captivity.