Holy Office


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Holy Office

n
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a congregation established in 1542 as the final court of appeal in heresy trials; it now deals with matters of doctrine

Ho′ly Of′fice


n.
a Roman Catholic committee of ecclesiastics entrusted with matters pertaining to faith and morals.
[1720–30]
Translations
Saint-Office
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``I pray you of dear love, reverend father,'' she replied in his own language, ``that you will deign to visit with your ghostly comfort a wounded prisoner of this castle, and have such compassion upon him and us as thy holy office teaches Never shall good deed so highly advantage thy convent.''
I am fresh from my holy office, and would avoid pollution.''
"Do you think that I should undertake this holy office?"
That which they call a holy office is not so much as brave and manly.
I understand not your allusions about lines and angles; and I leave expounding to those who have been called and set apart for that holy office. I lay claim to no higher gift than a small insight into the glorious art of petitioning and thanksgiving, as practiced in psalmody."
"She should have more respect for his holy office, then," retorted Mrs.
But, after dinner, when the day turned to twilight, and the twilight turned to night, and still no communication was made to him, it began to be as he expressed it, 'like the Holy Office and slow torture.' However, still true to his conviction that indifference was the genuine high-breeding
For the sake of your holy office, do away this scandal!"
No one spoke about it, neither did the Holy Office. The envelope lay in a desk drawer in the Pope's bedroom.
Only around 20 clergy will be invited to attend the holy office that will be held in a side chapel, as the main chapel is still unusable and full of debris.
During the early morning hours, when the town's churches are closed, the "Sect of the Angels" meets in the sacristy to carry out their holy office: initiating devout virgins into the rites of married life.
They cover from Iberia to the Mediterranean, under the gaze of the Holy Office, New Christians and (other) identities, western Sephardic variations, and Luso-Brazilian policies during the Holocaust.