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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In connection with the urgent issue of determining the sacred objects of Kazakhstan, compiling their register, scientists will develop their own vision and formulate their attitude to this problem in order to raise general awareness.
However, there are many sacred objects that are used by the Christians for various purposes like meditation, prayer, sanctification and many others.
She who didn't have a hint of soul in her monthly editorials in Vogue, in which, as soon as she took over Grace Mirabella, who took over Diana Vreeland, the true artist, and the only artist ever at the helm of Vogue as EIC, she turned everything like bags and shoes and belts and people, especially herself, into sacred objects, objects worthy of worship, and brandnames, once forbidden in the news, were all of a sudden in the headlines or titles, like The Devil Wears Prada, turning from proper to common nouns, turning into verbs, "Let's FaceTime!" turning into adjectives, "I'm having a Chanel moment, omigod." A bag is a bag is a bag, unless it's a Birkin.
While looking for ghosts among Mardi Gras revelers in New Orleans, Annja Creed is asked to help recover sacred objects stolen from a church.
Heritage is known by many names, including antiquities, art, artifacts, cultural objects, treasure, loot, sacred objects, cultural resources and cultural property, depending on the background and interests of the stakeholder.
Taking sacred objects such as the Torah, the crucifix, or the Kaaba, Crane proposes that they have an "internal" and "external" dimension.
Paying homage to the Catholic Church and other Christian denominations that helped shaped what it is today, the Quezon City government recently launched a book on its ecumenical church heritage, highlighting the significant houses of worship, sacred objects, and important works of art within.
Sacred Objects in Secular Spaces: Exhibiting Asian Religions in Secular Spaces ed Bruce M Sullivan
We strongly condemn what appears to be a deliberate attempt to insult the Christian community by lack of respect for our religious beliefs and the sacred objects that are used for Divine worship."
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.
Fromhold is ambivalent on whether the province should take action to have sacred objects in private collections repatriated as well.