In Danish, the word for church service is gudstjeneste. The Sunday service has a special name, højmesse, and a set order of worship.
The order and type of events during a special church service are defined according to a specific audience, a theme or a music style.
We have two sacraments: baptism and the Eucharist, and three rites: confirmation, marriage and funeral.
The Bible is the world's most read book and Christianity's most important book. It has been translated into Danish and is used.
Hymns play an important role in the church service. Some Danish hymns have been translated into English.
To pray is to talk with God, to be conscious of His presence and to listen to His voice. Prayer is essential for church services and church life.
In Denmark the rhythm of the year is organised around the major Christian festivals and traditions.
Christian symbols and art are widely used in the church. Some symbols have come to represent Danish nationality.
The liturgies, i.e. the orders of worship, used in the Evangelical Lutheran Church have been translated into several other languages.
Some parish churches hold services in English and a growing number of migrant churches hold services in other languages.
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