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  Basilica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The oldest known basilica, the Basilica Porcia, was built in Rome in 184 BC by Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Elder).
A Christian basilica of the 4th or 5th century stood behind its entirely enclosed forecourt ringed with a colonnade or arcade, like the stoa or peristyle that was its ancestor or like the cloister that was its descendant.
The Early Christian purpose-built basilica was the basilica of the bishop, on the model of the semi-public basilicas of the secular power elite, and its growth in size and importance signalled the gradual transfer of civic power into episcopal hands, under way in the 5th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Basilica   (1613 words)

The form of the basilica of the early Christian church corresponds so exactly to the shape of the basilica of the Forum or of the house that it does not seem necessary to seek another model, as for instance, the atrium or the cemetery cells.
Moreover, the chief deviations from the general type of the ancient basilica, such as five aisles, pillars, angular form of the apse, omission of the portico, etc., have been used as well in the Christian basilica to which the original meaning of the word basilica, "the hall of the king", could now again be applied.
Basilica, as a term used by canon lawyers and liturgists, is a title assigned by formal concession or immemorial custom to certain more important churches, in virtue of which they enjoy privileges of an honorific character which are not always very clearly defined.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02325a.htm   (1456 words)

 St. Peter's Basilica Encyclopedia Article @ Karr.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The basilica is perhaps the largest church in Christianity and is often used by the Pope.
Although the Vatican basilica is not the Pope's official ecclesiastical seat (Saint John Lateran), it is most certainly his principal church, as most Papal ceremonies take place at St. Peter's due to its size, proximity to the Papal residence, and location within the Vatican City walls.
The basilica also holds a relic of the Cathedra Petri, the episcopal throne of the basilica's namesake when he led the Roman church, but which is no longer used as the Papal cathedra.
www.karr.net /encyclopedia/St._Peter%27s_Basilica   (2918 words)

The basilica in its present form was constructed at four different periods, three of which fall within the ninth, the fourth in the twelfth, century.
Investigations made in 1864 have established the fact that the nave and the aisles of the existing basilica correspond with those of the primitive church; the atrium, however, which dates from the ninth century, and two smaller apses, flanking a new central apse of greater depth than the original, were erected.
The translation of these martyrs' relics to the new basilica was made with the greatest solemnity, and served as the crowning triumph of the orthodox over the Arians.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01388c.htm   (971 words)

 basilica. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
B.C. Probably the most splendid Roman basilica is the one constructed during the reign of Maxentius and finished by Constantine after 313.
A good example of the Middle Eastern basilica is the Church of the Nativity at Bethlehem (6th cent.).
The finest basilicas in Rome were St. John Lateran and St. Paul’s-outside-the-Walls (4th cent.), and San Clemente (6th cent.).
www.bartleby.com /65/ba/basilica.html   (276 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Basilica of Saint Peter
When in the year 847 the Saracens pillaged the Basilica of St. Peter and all the sanctuaries and establishments there, Leo IV decided to surround the extensive suburb with a wall, interrupted at intervals by exceedingly strong and well-fortified towers.
The basilica is endowed with extensive properties at Rome, wide landed possessions in Middle Italy, and other capital from the income of which the entire support of the Divine Service, the clergy, and the large number of employees, as well as the costs of the building requirements are derived.
Although the Lateran Basilica bears the honorary title of the cathedral of the Bishop of Rome, mother and head of all the churches of the earth, this basilica, as Waal correctly observes, has for a thousand years been an isolated church which played a very modest part in the devotions of the Roman pilgrims.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13369b.htm   (4174 words)

 Tour of St. Peter's Basilica
The basilica had 120 altars, 27 of which were, in some way, dedicated to the Virgin Mary.Of the 700 oil lamps, 120 burned around St.
The interior of the basilica was resplendent with rare marble, mosaics of all colors, shining metals, draperies, tapestries and precious stones.
However, the glorious basilica, where twenty-three emperors had been crowned, that had welcomed pilgrims from every part of the world, that had celebrated the first Holy Year (1300), described by Dante and immortalized by Giotto's paintings, that had confirmed and strengthened Christian faith, began to show the ravages of time after twelve centuries.
www.miraclerosarymission.org /stpetertour.html   (943 words)

 Complex of Early Christian Basilicas of St. Stephen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
outhern Basilica: It is a three - aisled basilica with colonnades, a semi - circular apse in the east and a rectangular narthex on the west.
Along the southern side of the basilica, there are some annexes, of which the one with apse was probably the sacristy.
In 1992 the walls of the basilicas were consolidaled under the supervision of the architect K. Charitonides.
www.culture.gr /2/21/212/21204a/e212da01.html   (236 words)

 St. Peter's Basilica, Rome
Julius II appointed Donato Bramante as the chief architect of the new Basilica.
The St. Peter's basilica was dedicated by pope Urban VIII in 1626.
The basilica's dome, designed by Michelangelo is the largest dome in the world measuring 42m in diameter and reaching 138 meter high (more than 450ft).
www.aviewoncities.com /rome/sanpietro.htm   (523 words)

 Basilica di San Salvatore dei Fieschi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Near the basilica are still to be found the medieval mansion of the aristocratic Fieschi family, the baroque oratory of San Salvatore il Vecchio and the remains of sixteenth century houses of the town.
The history of the basilica of San Salvatore is linked with the struggle between the papacy and the government which witnessed as rivals, using fair means or foul, Frederick 11 of Swabia and Innocence IV.
The basilica was erected by the "magistri antelami" who had been operating in Genoa for more than a century erecting bnck and stone buildings in the city.
www.provincia.genova.it /arte/arte08.html   (1223 words)

 St. Peter's Basilica Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Peter's Basilica (Italian San Pietro in Vaticano) is a Catholic major basilica in Vatican City, an enclave of Rome.
The church, it is said, hosts the tomb of St. Peter under the main altar, which is covered by a baldachin held by four immense pillars, all designed by Bernini.
The basilica in itself is an artwork composed of many artistic elements of value, starting with its elements.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/s/st/st__peter_s_basilica.html   (317 words)

 The Basilica of St. Anthony
The construction of the first nucleus of the Basilica, a Franciscan church with only a single nave and a short transept, began in 1238; two lateral naves were added and it was eventually transformed into the amazing structure that we admire today.
It was added to the Basilica at the end of the fourteenth century, and named after Blessed Luke, St. Anthony’s companion and successor, because his tomb is in the altar.
Giustina (a young Paduan martyr, her cult began in the V century; the great Basilica in nearby Prato della Valle is dedicated to her); on the right, St. Daniel (a young Paduan deacon, martyred at the beginning of the IV century and whose remains are in the Cathedral of Padua).
www.basilicadelsanto.org /ing/visita/storia.asp   (4657 words)

 The Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee Wisconsin
Basilica architecture was the style of the building.
The Basilica of Saint Josaphat is a Minor Basilica created by Pope Pius XI in 1929 (the third church so honored in the USA).
Namely: it is a place of pilgrimage and special devotion, it is a center of historic significance for the Faith, and it is architecturally and artistically qualified for such an honor.
www.thebasilica.org /basilica/index.asp   (230 words)

 BBC News | EUROPE | Assisi Basilica reopens
The Basilica of St Francis in Assisi has reopened its doors to the public for the first time since its roof collapsed during an earthquake in September 1997.
No frescoes were damaged in the lower basilica but repairs were still necessary as frescoes had been slightly separated from the walls, and could have fallen off in a future earthquake.
Despite general admiration for the quality of the work, its cost has caused some bitterness in the region, where thousands are still living in trailer camps, unable to return to their homes.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/europe/newsid_539000/539392.stm   (380 words)

 Basilica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Basilica, helmed by Alister Richardson, managed the best day in the testing conditions, scoring a second and a race win to maintain first place overall.
The oldest known basilica, the Basilica Porcia, was built in Rome in 184 BCE by Marcus Porcius Cato, "Cato the Elder".
In the later 4th century other Christian basilicas were built in Rome: Santa Sabina, St. John Lateran and St. Paul's-outside-the-Walls (4th cent.), and later San Clemente (6th cent.).
basilica.wikiverse.org   (1277 words)

 Basilica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
he present basilica of St. Stephen is located on the site of a great Byzantine church, which was built shortly after 431 by Juvenal, bishop of Jerusalem, with the aid of the empress Eudocia.
fter the destruction of the basilica and the monastery by the Persians (614), a small chapel was built on one side of the atrium.
Father Marie-Joseph Lagrange, founder of the École Biblique et Archéologique Française (1890), is buried in the choir of the basilica.
ebaf.op.org /basilq/en   (1030 words)

 Sacred Places: St. Peter's Basilica, Italy
The basilica was erected with difficulty on the sloping side of Vatican Hill, the floor built out from the hill and over an earlier Roman cemetery.
Constantine's basilica was demolished in the 16th century and the present church was built on the same site.
The Basilica of St. Peter is the 'mother-church' of the Roman Catholic faith and has remained a sacred site and a place of pilgrimage for many hundreds of years.
witcombe.sbc.edu /sacredplaces/stpeters.html   (443 words)

 AbcRoma Monuments in Rome - St.Peter's Basilica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This basilica is the spiritual centre of the Christendom and for its realization many great artists like Bramante, Raffaello, G. from Sangallo, Peruzzi, A. from Sangallo masterly worked.
Later on, Maderno erected the basilica's façade and, by order of the Pope, changed the Greek cross plan of the church into the current Latin cross.
Preceded by an enormous perron, the basilica's façade is characterized by emergent columns between which some windows take place.
www.abcroma.com /Inglese/SPietro_i.htm   (323 words)

 Basilica of St. Francis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Basilica of San Francesco, one of Italy's foremost monuments, was built between 1228 and 1253 AD.
The short period of its construction, rare for a church of this size, is often explained as a measure of the great love that the people of the time had for St. Francis.
The entire town and particularly the Basilica have a definite atmosphere of peacefulness that awakens and stimulates that same characteristic in the human heart.
www.sacredsites.com /1st30/basilica.html   (616 words)

 The Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
The Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist was the vision of Bishop Michael Anthony Fleming.
In 1955, The Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist attained the Centenary of its Consecration.
From June 24 to 29 of that year a variety of events took place to commemorate the day when the Catholic people of St. John's, and their beloved prelate and priests, saw the fulfillment of their dream, and the triumph of their faith.
www.thebasilica.ca   (215 words)

 Regio I - Insula XI - Basilica (I,XI,5)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Basilica was excavated at least partially in the years 1802-1804.
Fragments of marble reliefs that in all probability belong to the Basilica were found on various spots in the area to the west.
Becatti has argued that this is the Basilica at the Forum, but most scientists agree that the basilica of the Fasti should be looked for elsewhere in the city.
www.ostia-antica.org /regio1/11/11-5.htm   (463 words)

The oldest known basilica was built in Rome in 184 B.C. by the elder Cato.
Geology of the Roman Catholic Basilica of St. John the Baptist, St. John's Newfoundland.
Baltimore Basilica to Celebrate Grand Reopening on Nov. 4; Restoration of America's 1st Cathedral to be Completed for Its 200th Anniv.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0806397.html   (437 words)

 Krakow info - basilica of the Virgin May's
The basilica of the Virgin Mary's (or Kosciol Mariacki) at Krakow’s central
By the end of the 14th century the body of the church got the present form of a basilica.
The treasure-house of the basilica of the Virgin Mary's is rich in priceless objects of art, including some 300 masterly embroidered ancient vestments.
www.krakow-info.com /mariacki.htm   (365 words)

 Basilica di San Marco, Venice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Basilica di San Marco (Saint Mark's Basilica), church in Venice that was begun in its original form in 829 (consecrated in 832) as an ecclesiastical structure to house and honour the remains of St. Mark that had been brought from Alexandria.
San Marco Basilica, built beside the Palazzo Ducale, or Doges' Palace, also served as the doge's chapel.
The first basilica was burned in 976 during a popular revolt against the doge Pietro Candiano IV but was restored under his successor, Doge Domenico Contarini (d.
gallery.euroweb.hu /database/churches/marcobas.html   (378 words)

 The Early Christian Basilica
The Basilica Ulpia constructed under Trajan at the beginning of the second century as part of his Forum in Rome is a good example of a civic basilica:
Basilicas were also adapted to the function as audience halls as part of palace complexes.
The Early Christian Basilica became the stage for the elaboration of the eucharistic liturgy with its increased emphasis on processions.
employees.oneonta.edu /farberas/arth/arth212/early_christian_basilica.html   (1328 words)

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