What is holy?

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

Some articles on holy:

Thomas Fuller - Works
... At 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 ... able to prosecute his literary labours, producing successively his descriptive geography of the Holy Land, called A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine (1650), and his Church-History of Britain (1655), from ...
Frederick III, Elector Of Saxony - Biography
... 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 election of Charles V ... 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 ...
Holy Island - Places
... 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 Island ...
Biographical References and Allusions - Footnote To Howl
... Infinity in the palm of your 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 ...
Tzadikim Nistarim - Lamedvavniks
... According 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 ...

More definitions of "holy":

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

Famous quotes containing the word holy:

    Our fathers’ God! to Thee,
    Author of liberty,
    To Thee we sing;
    Long may our land be bright
    With freedom’s holy light;
    Protect us by thy might,
    Great God, our King!
    Samuel Francis Smith (1808–1895)

    “What,” it will be questioned, “When the sun rises, do you not see a round disc of fire somewhat like a guinea?” O no, no, I see an innumerable company of the heavenly host crying “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty.”
    William Blake (1757–1827)

    Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly.
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 1:18,19.