Holy City


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Holy City

n
1. (Theology) Jerusalem, esp when regarded as the focal point of the religions of Judaism, Christianity, or Islam
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity heaven regarded as the perfect counterpart of Jerusalem
3. (Theology) any city regarded as especially sacred by a particular religion
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Noun1.Holy City - phrases used to refer to HeavenHoly City - phrases used to refer to Heaven; "the Celestial City was Christian's goal in Bunyan's `Pilgrim's Progress'"
Heaven - the abode of God and the angels
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Holy City

n the Holy City (Jerusalem) → la città santa
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At that date, the Mohammedan conqueror, Mahmoud of Ghizni, crossed India; seized on the holy city of Somnauth; and stripped of its treasures the famous temple, which had stood for centuries--the shrine of Hindoo pilgrimage, and the wonder of the Eastern world.
Simeon, Abel-Phittim, and Duzi-Ben-Levi were the Gizbarim, or sub-collectors of the offering, in the holy city of Jerusalem.
Seeing, on the other side, some Cossacks (les Cosaques) and the wide-spreading steppes in the midst of which lay the holy city of Moscow (Moscou, la ville sainte), the capital of a realm such as the Scythia into which Alexander the Great had marched- Napoleon unexpectedly, and contrary alike to strategic and diplomatic considerations, ordered an advance, and the next day his army began to cross the Niemen.
``True, Reverend Sir Knight,'' answered the Palmer, to whom the appearance of the Templar seemed perfectly familiar; ``but when those who are under oath to recover the holy city, are found travelling at such a distance from the scene of their duties, can you wonder that a peaceful peasant like me should decline the task which they have abandoned?''
"And it is the dream of my heart that our English pennons shall wave upon the Mount of Olives, and the lions and lilies float over the holy city."
Therefore, to know what more thou art than man, Worth naming the Son of God by voice from Heaven, Another method I must now begin." So saying, he caught him up, and, without wing Of hippogrif, bore through the air sublime, Over the wilderness and o'er the plain, Till underneath them fair Jerusalem, The Holy City, lifted high her towers, And higher yet the glorious Temple reared Her pile, far off appearing like a mount Of alablaster, topt with golden spires: There, on the highest pinnacle, he set The Son of God, and added thus in scorn:-- "There stand, if thou wilt stand; to stand upright Will ask thee skill.
So, too, Venice; I have been there; the holy city of the blessed evangelist, St.
Muslim pilgrims, some holding parasols, pray on Mount of Mercy in Arafat ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 10, 2019.
ENPNewswire-August 6, 2019--PARK INN BY RADISSON OPENS ITS SECOND HOTEL IN THE HOLY CITY OF MAKKAH
Park Inn by Radisson has announced the opening of its second hotel in the holy city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia, located in Aziziyah.
Summary: Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 29 (ANI): As the saffron-clad 'Kanwariyas' return from the holy city of Haridwar from the annual pilgrimage, the Uttar Pradesh Police used drone cameras to aerially monitor their movement.
The ban has been imposed for the first time this year for those visiting the holy city via Haramain Train, reported Saudi Gazette.