Holy door


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Holy door

In a Greek Orthodox church, the door to the iconostasis.
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For this occasion, a Holy Door was built for the Basilica-Cathedral Notre Dame de Quebec; the Door opened on 8 December 2013 and will close on 27 December 2014.
The exhibit's Pope John Paul II objects include: official portrait drawn with pencil and chalk; vestments made of silk and wool; a miter made of gold thread; the signature crucifix-adorned silver pastoral staff; bronze, silver and gold medals; and a document of the closing of the Holy Door.
On January 6, John Paul will symbolically close the holy door of St Peter's Basilica, ending a Holy Year celebration of Christianity's third millennium that brought at least 25 million pilgrims to Rome.
On January 6, the Pope will symbolically close the holy door of St Peter's Basilica, ending a Holy Year celebration of the start of Christianity's third millennium, which brought at least 25 million pilgrims to Rome.
The great Holy Door will be resealed, but we cannot seal the doors of our hearts.
Chief among which has been the installation of a Holy Door, the 7th in the world.
QUEBEC CITY * The archdiocese of Quebec has begun construction on a holy door for its Basilica-Cathedral Notre Dame de Quebec, the first Catholic parish in French-speaking North America.
I cannot fail to express my gratitude for your Order's generosity in underwriting the restoration of the porch of the Patriarchal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican, which welcomed the millions of pilgrims who passed through the Holy Door," the pope said.
Archbishop George Carey and Metropolitan Athanasios, representing Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, knelt in silent prayer with the Pontiff after helping him to push open the Holy Door of St Paul's Outside the Walls Basilica.
Cardinal-elect Gerald Lacroix hopes that the installation of the Holy Door will draw millions of pilgrims, especially those whose roots and faith come from Quebec.
The people of the Cleveland diocese are being offered a similar opportunity, to walk through the Holy Door and journey in the footsteps of Jesus Christ as part of the Jubilee year observance.
Paul Outside the Walls, a traditional ecumenical site where John Paul II invited an Orthodox Metropolitan and the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury to assist him in opening the holy door for the Jubilee Year of 2000.