house of God


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house of God

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a church, temple, or chapel
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Noun1.house of God - any building where congregations gather for prayer
bethel - a house of worship (especially one for sailors)
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
chapel - a place of worship that has its own altar
church building, church - a place for public (especially Christian) worship; "the church was empty"
meetinghouse, conventicle - a building for religious assembly (especially Nonconformists, e.g., Quakers)
masjid, musjid - (Islam) a Muslim place of worship
mosque - (Islam) a Muslim place of worship that usually has a minaret
shrine - a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person
synagogue, tabernacle, temple - (Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation
temple - place of worship consisting of an edifice for the worship of a deity
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Translations
References in classic literature ?
I don't think you're in a proper frame of mind to enter the House of God."
"No good can come of men who desecrate the house of God."
He also against the house of God was bold: A Leper once he lost and gain'd a King, AHAZ his sottish Conquerour, whom he drew Gods Altar to disparage and displace For one of SYRIAN mode, whereon to burn His odious offrings, and adore the Gods Whom he had vanquisht.
This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.'"
And now I can recall the picture of the grey old house of God rising calm before me, of a rook wheeling round the steeple, of a ruddy morning sky beyond.
``Hound of a Jew!'' exclaimed the Prior, ``no one knows better than thy own cursed self, that our holy house of God is indebted for the finishing of our chancel ''
House of God , a building with a steeple and a mortgage on it.
"You have adorned the house of God," said the Abbe Gaudron.
begins with the remark "Many of us still have welts on the back of our heads for even breathing too loud in church...." It concludes: "It is in fact irreverent at these times not to talk in church." The connecting idea is expressed straight forwardly: "Our church is not God's house; it is the house of God's people." It continues,
The Bishop of Birmingham yesterday condemned an arson attack on a city church as the "desecration of a house of God".
"I am deeply saddened by the cowardly terrorist act that targeted a mosque, in northern Sinai, and resulting deaths and injuries, the Crown Prince said, adding: I condemn this criminal act of terrorism which targeted lives of innocent worshipping, in a house of God, and as I convey to your Excellency, the fraternal people of the Egypt and the families of the dead, I offer deepest condolences and consolation, asking the Almighty Allah to bestow mercy on the deceased and to provide the injured, with speedy recovery", the Crown Prince cable, concluded.
The House of God is given a new Kiswa (covering) on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah when pilgrims proceed to Arafat for the main event of the Haj.