The Christian Church naturally was started in the Middle East. As it spread across the then known world, each nation and nationality added to the traditions and rituals of the Christian services. Two heritages dominate Christian worship today: the Eastern and the Western. Western Christianity had as its focus the societies of western and northern Europe, most notably Rome. Eastern Christianity has as its early focus the “eastern capitol of the Roman Empire,” that is Constantinople (or as it had been called Byzantium).