the cupboard at the front of a synagogue, usually in the eastern wall, in which the Torah scrolls are kept
A book is a number of pieces of paper, usually with words printed on them, which are fastened together and fixed inside a cover of stronger paper or cardboard . Books contain information, stories, or poetry, for example .
Jerusalem, esp when regarded as the focal point of the religions of Judaism, Christianity, or Islam
a day on which a religious festival is observed
an hour set aside for prayer and reflection
a minister or chaplain
→ Palestine (the region)
a very holy, religious or saintly person
a pietistic person
→ holy man
(used as an exclamation to express surprise or astonishment )
a consecrated oil used in Christian ceremonies such as baptisms and (in Catholicism ) Confirmations
a cross or crucifix, esp one placed upon the rood screen in a church
the see of the pope as bishop of Rome and head of the Church
a time or season for special religious observance
a war waged in the cause of a religion
In the Christian religion, Holy Week is the week before Easter, when Christians remember the events leading up to the death of Christ .
a period of remission from sin, esp one granted every 25 years
a sacred place
→ Bible (sense 1 ) Bible (sense 2 ) Bible (sense 3 )
Mount of the peak in WC Colo.: snow-filled crevices on it form a large cross: 13,996 ft (4,266 m)
→ the Holy Family
In the Catholic Church, the Holy Father is the Pope.
The Holy Ghost is the same as the → Holy Spirit .
(in medieval legend ) the bowl used by Jesus at the Last Supper . It was allegedly brought to Britain by Joseph of Arimathea, where it became the quest of many knights
an island off the NE coast of Northumberland, linked to the mainland by road but accessible only at low water: site of a monastery founded by St Aidan in 635
an exclamation indicating surprise or astonishment
a congregation established in 1542 as the final court of appeal in heresy trials ; it now deals with matters of doctrine
Someone who is in holy orders is a member of the Christian clergy .
the outer chamber of a Jewish sanctuary
a member of a sect that expresses religious fervour in an ecstatic or frenzied way
In the Christian religion, the Holy Spirit is one of the three aspects of God, together with God the Father and God the Son .
the governing body of any of the Orthodox Churches
a difficult or frightening person
water that has been blessed by a priest for use in symbolic rituals of purification
a person who is hypocritically pious
a document advocating government according to Christian principles that was signed in 1815 by the rulers of Russia, Prussia, and Austria
a picture of a person or thing that is of religious importance
the Saturday before Easter Sunday
the Thursday before Easter
a religious order founded in 1198
Holy Communion is the most important religious service in the Christian church, in which people share bread and wine as a symbol of the Last Supper and the death of Christ .
the celebration of the Eucharist
a Christian phrase used to describe marriage, esp by a priest or minister in a wedding ceremony
the Bible : among Jews, the Pentateuch, the Prophets, and the Hagiographa ; among Christians, the Old and New Testaments
the tomb in which the body of Christ was laid after the Crucifixion
the Holy One:
holy of holies:
A holy of holies is a place that is so sacred that only particular people are allowed to enter ; often used in informal English to refer humorously to a place where only a few special people can go .
in holy orders: