is a church recognized by the state as its official church and is usually supported by taxes and is generally under a degree of control from the state, typically regarding the appointment of church ministers and leaders. For centuries the Roman Catholic Churcha term translated from the Greek word “Ecclesia” which means an assembly called together and is sometime translated as a congregation. A church is... was the established church throughout Europe but soon after the ReformationA revolutionary religious movement during the 16th century Europe that initially sought to reform the Roman Catholic Church but led to the emergence o... began Lutheran churches became the established church throughout a large area of Germany and Scandinavia, and the Churcha term translated from the Greek word “Ecclesia” which means an assembly called together and is sometime translated as a congregation. A church is... of England became the established church in Brittan. Often other religions were persecuted or subject to various types of penalties in territories with established churches, which precipitated the First Amendment to the US Constitution prohibiting the establishment of a state religion.