Sacred Objects


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Sacred Objects

Ark of the Covenant
gilded wooden chest in which God’s presence dwelt when communicating with the people. [O.T.: Exodus 25:10]
Black Stone, the
sacred stone at Mecca worshiped since ancient times. [Islamic Religion: Brewer Dictionary, 112]
Holy Grail
cup said to have been used by Jesus at the Last Supper. [Christian Tradition: Brewer Dictionary, 412]
baetyl, baetylus
stone fallen from heaven, regarded as sacred. [Antiquity: EB (1963) II, 920]
zaïmph
mysterious veil of the Carthaginian moon-goddess Tanit. [Fr. Lit.: Flaubert Salammbú in Magill I, 860]
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He said: "I think one of the recent phenomenons is these people not just taking the money but the sacred objects, they think there's value in them.
The pattern of stars represented the outlines of their gods, mythical characters, sacred objects and supernatural beings from the legends of the day.
There are very few First Nations with the facilities to properly and securely store or display sacred objects, says Fromhold, and even fewer have the ability to preserve a sacred object.
including but not limited to access to sites, use and possession of sacred objects, and freedom to worship through ceremonials and traditional rites.
Their churches are being barbarously ravaged and looted, their sacred objects profaned, their monuments destroyed.
law bans the domestic sale of sacred objects, but Native American cultural heritage is threatened by sales abroad.
Hurma, meaning sanctity in Arabic, serves as the female protagonist of this novel, indicating immediately the paradoxical position of women in Yemen, where they are seen as sacred objects and as inferior beings.
Kulczynski was one of about a dozen people--a handful clad in clerical collars --shopping for sacred objects at the Philadelphia archdiocese's Ecclesiastical Exchange.
KARACHI -- The Interfaith Harmony Conference titled " Deen ka Hussan, Aman, Bardasht aur Sabr-o-Tahamul" organized by ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony here on Tuesday urged the United Nations (UN) to enact laws for respect of sacred objects.
The photographs vary from historical photos that the author himself brings back for commentary to the personal photos of people who have kept them as deeply valued, even sacred objects.
In 2000, the Glenbow returned 251 sacred objects to the Blackfoot.
The museum's own collection of Ethiopian icons, stone-carved triptychs and sacred objects will also be on display.