What is the name of the Christian house of worship?

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The name of the house of worship in the Christian faith is referred to as a variety of terms depending on the denomination.  The most common name across all denominations is church.  The word has Greek etymology and is translated to mean “the Lord’s house.”  In the Catholic church, basilica and cathedral are other terms for a house of worship, but they are usually larger in size and importance than a local parish church.  The term chapel is used in some Presbyterian churches and is also used to denote a smaller house of worship. Mormons and other smaller sects of Christianity call a horse of worship a Meeting House.  

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