What is holy?

  • (noun): A sacred place of pilgrimage.
    Synonyms: holy place, sanctum
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on holy:

Tzadikim Nistarim - Lamedvavniks
... to this teaching, at any given time there are at least 36 holy persons in the world who are Tzadikim ... These holy people are hidden i.e ... lead a holy and humble life and pray for the sake of fellow human beings ...
Biographical References and Allusions - Footnote To Howl
... hand/And Eternity in an hour.” “Holy Peter holy Allen holy Solomon holy Lucien holy Kerouac holy Huncke holy Burroughs holy Cassady...” Peter Orlovsky ... “Holy the Fifth International” A reference to four “Internationals,” meetings of Communist, Socialist, and/or Labor groups ...
Holy Island - Places
... Varnek, Russia Scotland Eileach an Naoimh, also known as Holy Isle, located in the Firth of Lorn Holy Isle, Firth of Clyde, off the Isle of Arran United States Holy Island, Massachusetts Wales Holy ...
Frederick III, Elector Of Saxony - Biography
... Frederick was among the princes who pressed the need of reform upon Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, and in 1500 he became president of the newly formed council of regency (Reichsregiment) ... Frederick was Pope Leo X's candidate for Holy Roman Emperor in 1519 — the pope had awarded him the Golden Rose of virtue on 3 September 1518 — but he helped secure the ... By 1518 Frederick's castle church contained 17,443 holy relics, including a piece of Moses' burning bush, parts of the holy cradle and swaddling clothes, thirty-five fragments of the true cross, and the ...
Thomas Fuller - Works
... Broadwindsor he compiled The Historie of the Holy Warre (1639), a history of the crusades, and The Holy State and the Prophane State (1642) ... This work describes the holy state as existing in the family and in public life, gives rules of conduct, model "characters" for the various professions and profane biographies ... producing successively his descriptive geography of the Holy Land, called A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine (1650), and his Church-History of Britain (1655), from the birth of Jesus Christ until the ...

More definitions of "holy":

  • (adj): Belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power.

Famous quotes containing the word holy:

    Dearly beloved, we are gathered together here in the sight of God, and in the face of this congregation, to join together this Man and this Woman in holy Matrimony.
    Book Of Common Prayer, The. Solemnization of Matrimony, “Exhortation,” (1662)

    Come from the holy fire, perne in a gyre,
    And be the singing-masters of my soul.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    There is no Holy One like the LORD, no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.
    Bible: Hebrew, 1 Samuel 2:2.