Roman basilica


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Noun1.Roman basilica - a Roman building used for public administration
Roman building - a building constructed by the ancient Romans
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Whatever may be the carved and embroidered envelope of a cathedral, one always finds beneath it--in the state of a germ, and of a rudiment at the least--the Roman basilica.
The former archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, made an early morning visit in a simple Vatican car to a Roman basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary and prayed before an icon of the Madonna.
And before celebrating mass in the Sistine Chapel, the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio enjoyed an unannounced early morning visit to a Roman basilica to pray.
Francis began his first day as pope making an early morning visit in a simple Vatican car to a Roman basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary and prayed before an icon of the Madonna.
Before celebrating mass at the Sistine Chapel for the cardinals who elected him, Pope Francis made an early morning visit to a Roman basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary and prayed before an icon of the Madonna.
Remember, if you choose a church vocation the wages of sin might be a nice house in a Roman basilica.
A further example of ancient architecture inspiring Islamic design which was discussed by the speaker is the Roman basilica, originally deriving from even more ancient sources, which evolved into a large public hall with parallel colonnades and aisles and influenced the design first of Jewish synagogues and Christian churches, and later of large mosques such as the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
This is the second basilica to be exposed in Israel, the first being the Roman basilica of Samaria.
The Evangelical church (13th century), which was initially a Roman basilica, was redone in the Gothic style, during the first half of the 16th and in the 18th century.
Theologian Karen Jo Rorjesen, in her book When Women Were Priests (HarperSanFrancisco), describes a mosaic in a Roman basilica that portrays four female figures, including one identified as Theodora Episcopa (Bishop Theodora), as well as other burial sites with epitaphs of women presbyters.
John the Baptist was constructed in the form of a Latin cross and in the Lombard Romanesque style of a Roman Basilica.
Among the remains, are the oldest Roman basilica in the Iberian peninsular and the Materno Villa with one thousand square feet of intact mosaics.