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  Holy Roman Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Holy Roman Empire was a mainly Central European conglomeration of lands in the Middle Ages and the early modern period, also known as the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, with the 16th Century reforms in the Reich.
The Holy Roman Empire was a conscious attempt to resurrect the Western Roman Empire, considered to have ended with the abdication of Romulus Augustulus in 476.
Cities that were founded in the 12th century include Freiburg, possibly the economic model for many later cities, and Munich.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Holy_Roman_Empire   (5660 words)

  
 List of holy cities - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of cities that various groups regard as holy.
Salt Lake City, Utah was the refuge for the Saints driven from Illinois.
The primary holy city in Judaism is Jerusalem—the ancient capital of the united Kingdom of Israel and then of the Kingdom of Judah.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_holy_cities   (2360 words)

  
 HOLY : Encyclopedia Entry
Holiness is the state of being holy, that is, set apart for the worship or service of God or gods.
The Mishnah therefore lists concentric circles of holiness: Holy of Holies; sanctuary; vestibule; court of priests; court of Israelites; court of women; temple mount; Jerusalem walls; all the walled cities of Israel; and the borders of the holy land.
A holy life, in his outlook, was pietistic and simple, a life that shunned extravagance, excess, and vanity.
www.bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/Holy   (1474 words)

  
 Jerusalem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jerusalem is the holiest city of Judaism (since the 10th century BCE) and some denominations of Christianity (since the 5th century CE) and, after Mecca and Medina, the third holiest city of Islam (since the 7th century CE).
David expanded the city to the south, and declared it the capital city of the united Kingdom of Israel.
In 597 BCE, the city was overcome by the Babylonians under Nebuchadrezzar, and in 586 BCE, the city's walls were ruined and the Temple was burnt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jerusalem   (4559 words)

  
 Vatican City - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Vatican City — formally State of the Vatican City, or Vatican City State (Italian: Stato della Città del Vaticano, Latin: Status Civitatis Vaticanae) — is a tiny sovereign state whose territory consists of a landlocked enclave within the city of Rome, Italy.
The Vatican City, one of the European microstates, is situated on the Vatican Hill in the north-western part of Rome, several hundred metres west of the Tiber river, on the latter's right bank.
However, it is the Holy See that is the legal body that conducts diplomatic relations for the Vatican City in addition to the Holy See's usual diplomacy, entering into international agreements and both receives and sends diplomatic representatives.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Vatican_City   (2840 words)

  
 The Holy Land - Hebraic Collections: An Illustrated Guide (Library of Congress - African & Middle Eastern Division)
For the Christian, the Holy Land is birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth and the site of his ministry; for the Moslem, Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock marks the spot from which the Prophet Mohammed is said to have ascended to heaven.
Depicting the four Holy Cities of the Holy Land, this plaque is divided into four quadrants, with Jerusalem occupying by far the largest area in the upper right quadrant.
Hebrew, the "Holy Tongue," was reborn in the Holy Land at the end of the nineteenth century with the emergence of political Zionism.
www.loc.gov /rr/amed/guide/hs-holyland.html   (857 words)

  
 List of Captured Palestinian Cities by Thutmoses III from the walls of Karnak
It is very likely that the city list was compiled from the records of seized property and goods throughout the whole region and not to memorialize the names of towns.
Since we think the `mkty' in the list of Thutmoses does not refer to Megiddo, we would suggest the `mkd(i) in Sosenks list is the better candidate.
Interpretation: One possible interpretation of the base list is that the towns mentioned on the left side are to be found in the lands mentioned on the right side.
www.specialtyinterests.net /clist.html   (1289 words)

  
 Holy Spirit Interactive: Bible Discovery - The Babylonian Empire
This city gradually grew in extent and grandeur, but in process of time it became subject to Assyria.
Under Nebuchadnezzar it became one of the most splendid cities of the ancient world.
The New Babylonian Empire, which existed from 606 to 536 B.C., fully conquered the southern kingdom of Judah in 586 B.C. It was then that the Babylonians completely devastated the city of Jerusalem, looted and burned the original Temple of God, built by Solomon, and carried the people of Judah, including Daniel, off into captivity.
www.holyspiritinteractive.net /biblediscovery/babylon.asp   (229 words)

  
 Mecca Resources & Information - bingo mecca
The city is revered as the holiest site of Islam, and a pilgrimage to it is required of all Muslims who can muhammad mecca afford to go.
The direction of city of mecca prayer is known as the qiblah.
Is Mecca the city of the Valley of Bakkah?
www.bizhisto.com /Biz-Retail-Companies-M/Mecca.html   (897 words)

  
 Arutz Sheva - Israel National News
Uniquely, of all the recorded rulers of the Holy City, the State of Israel has guaranteed and actually protected the equal access of adherents of all three faiths to the shrines in question.
As for Medina, the supposedly number two in the Islamic pantheon of holy cities, its claim to fame is the fact that Prophet Mohammad founded his first commonwealth there and was later laid to rest there.
Dotted amidst the hills of this near-mythical city are monuments that strike a powerful chord in the hearts of the faithful.
www.israelnationalnews.com /article.php3?id=1627   (1608 words)

  
 List of holy cities - tScholars.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Cities may be either considered holy in themselves (as Mecca for Muslims), important sites for worship or study (Fatima for Catholics), or the high seat of particular religions (Moscow for Russian Orthodox).
Nineveh The city attoned with the comming of the prophet Jonah.
Najaf site of the tomb of Imam Ali in Imam Ali Mosque, who the Shi'a consider to be their founder.
www.tscholars.com /encyclopedia/List_of_holy_cities   (1570 words)

  
 Vatican City - WOI Encyclopedia Italia
Vatican City — formally State of the Vatican City, or Vatican City State (Italian: Stato della Città del Vaticano, Latin: Status Civitatis Vaticanae) — is an ecclesiastical sovereign landlocked enclave surrounded by Rome, Italy.
The Holy See is a permanent observer in the United Nations, and in July, 2004, gained all the rights of full membership except voting.
The diplomatic activities of the Holy See are performed by the Secretariat of State (headed by the Cardinal Secretary of State), through the Section for Relations with States.
www.wheelsofitaly.com /wiki/index.php/Vatican_City   (2478 words)

  
 indiayogi.com - Holy Cities - Varanasi - The City of Light - Varanasi,Searching For Moksha,Lord Shiva And Parvati,Ganga ...
The holy city within Benaras is known as Kashi, the 'City of Light' and it was here that the Buddha preached his first sermon, 3000 years ago.
The circular Panchakroshi Road binds Kashi, the holy city, while Varanasi itself begins from the Asi Ghat and circles round to the point where the Ganges and Varana meet.
Sins committed during your previous birth are believed to be expiated by the holy waters of the river, as are the crimes of this one.
www.indiayogi.com /content/holycities/varanasi.asp   (981 words)

  
 List of fictional cities
Strictly speaking this entry is about communities like villages, towns and cities that do not exist in the world we know.
Like fictional countries, most fictional cities resemble either a specific place or present one version of archetypal place.
City of the Iron fish[?] by Simon Ings[?]
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/fi/Fictional_cities.html   (553 words)

  
 The American Spectator
Kufa, the city between them, is revered as the place where Mohammed's son-in-law was stabbed to death by assassins working for a Sunni rival.
Journalists who don't know or care that Protestant theology avoids ascribing holiness to physical places so as to avoid even the appearance of conceding anything to Catholic talk of "sacramentals" are nevertheless clever enough to pick up on the nomenclature cues offered to them in the pubs and newspapers of places like Canterbury, England.
Holiness can be thought of as a kind of perfume whose fragrance diffuses over large areas.
www.spectator.org /dsp_article.asp?art_id=7095   (720 words)

  
 Background - First Crusade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Crusade The First Crusade was launched in 1095 by Pope Urban II to regain control of the List of holy cities of Jerusalem and the Christianity Holy Land from Islam.
Although these gains lasted for fewer than two hundred years, the Crusade was a major turning point in the expansion of Western world, and was the only crusade — in contrast to the many that followed — to achieve its stated goal.
This call, while largely ignored, combined with the large numbers of pilgrimages to the Holy Land in the 11th century, focused a great deal of attention on the east.
mywebpage.netscape.com /AAS2593/first-crusade/background.html   (432 words)

  
 Belmont Club
Surprisingly, the country with the second most "holy cities" is the United States (after India), with three for the Latter-Day Saints and one for Unitarianism.
Some cities are widely recognized as being religious centers.
For example, Jerusalem is regarded as a "holy city" by Christians, Jews and Muslims, though I have yet to see a newspaper refer to a suicide bombing in the Holy City of Jerusalem.
belmontclub.blogspot.com /2004/08/holy-cities-najaf-has-been-described.html   (210 words)

  
 What is the Mission of the His Holy Church?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog [is] turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
It is the mission and calling of His Holy Church to expose the lie by the light of the truth in all nations and all lands bearing witness to the kingdom of Mankind established before the foundation of the world.
www.hisholychurch.net /mission.asp   (1239 words)

  
 CITIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND SOUTHERN EUROPE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Symbolically mapped through spatial key-metaphors of the "holy cities," such as Jerusalem, Mecca and Najaf, the Middle Eastern space is heavily associated with the "sacred" (with its discourses of eschatology and redemption), while simultaneously being fixated as "stagnant," "traditional," and "despotic." The region's current predicament is only equaled by its mythified past glory.
Jerusalem and Mecca: The Typology of the Holy City in the Near East New York University Press.
Mediterranean Cities: Urban Nostalgia in Alexandria, Tangier and Andalus
www.ceu.hu /soc_ant/citiesinthemiddle.html   (2167 words)

  
 The Acts of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit had been poured out, and the outpouring had brought the first Christians an overwhelming awareness of the love of God.
Paul, Peter, and all the disciples sought to open every aspect of their lives to the Holy Spirit and allow the love they had received in their hearts to renew their minds, their desires, their decisions, and their relationships.
The Holy Spirit touched the disciples so deeply that they experienced a longing to be with Jesus and see him face to face.
www.wau.org /resources/spirituality/holyspirit.html   (1416 words)

  
 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Mecca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The city is revered as the holiest site of Islam, and a pilgrimage to it is required of all able-bodied Muslims who can afford to go, at least once in their lifetime.
Muhammad, once exiled from the city, returned to it in triumph in 630 CE and after removing the cult images from the Kaaba, dedicated it as the center of Muslim pilgrimage.
Thereafter the city figured little in politics; it was a city of devotion and scholarship.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/mecca   (1741 words)

  
 Holy Land Photos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It was founded by Seleucid kings during the third century B.C. By the New Testament era it was a very large and very important city.
It was located near good water sources although an aqueduct brought water to the city from the south.
[180 km.], to the port city of Ephesus, or head northwest towards Philadelphia from where roads headed either west to Smyrna, or continued northwest to Pergamum.
www.holylandphotos.org /browse.asp?SiteID=100   (326 words)

  
 UNDERSTANDING THE FATHER,SON & HOLY SPIRIT1
The Holy Spirit is God, but it is not a separate entity, yet still an equal member of a triune God.
Here is a list of the people who claim that Jesus is the Son of God, and then those who claim that he is God the Son.
I will keep it simple and not list the verses that claim that Jesus is the Messiah, the Christ, the Son of Man, or the king of Israel.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Olympus/5257/4holyspi1.htm   (21083 words)

  
 Background to the "Holy Laughter" Movement
Such organizations are mentioned because some of the key players in the "laughter" movement may have been involved with these churches in an earlier part of their life, or in some cases, were excommunicated or otherwise removed from such organizations.
In actual fact, the "holy laughter" movement and manifestations can be traced back into the early eighties, and even most of the main leaders of the vineyard say that what is happening now is not a revival, but rather a renewal or refreshing (ref: Champaign Vineyard Internet Server).
John Wimber has reiterated his belief that the holy laughter movement is a move from God, and has not condemned or spoken against the movement, nor has he taken any action against any elements of the movement that continue to remain strong within the Vineyard, such as Randy Clark.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Plains/4948/vine3is5.html   (5839 words)

  
 Talk:India - Wikitravel
The large cities are the largest ones by population, so I guess that is the most objective set you can get.
The "cities" section at the country level is mostly for shortcuts; if 90% of readers are going to be jumping to the same 5 or 10 cities, it makes sense to add a little shortcut for them.
Here would be my candidates for a list of "shortcut" cities that dumb foreigners like myself will be looking for: Agra (for the Taj Mahal), Bombay, New Delhi, Calcutta, Pondicherry (Life of Pi and all that), Madras, Bangalore, Goa (yes, I know it's not a city) or a city thereon, Dharamsala (for the Tibetan government-in-exile).
wikitravel.org /en/Talk:India   (4429 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Iraqi spiritual leader urges armed groups to leave holy cities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
An aide to al-Sistani, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the ayatollah wants both the Americans and al-Sadr's al-Mahdi Army out of the holy cities in southern Iraq but has avoided an explicit call because he knows neither side is prepared to accept it.
Ten Iraqi fighters were wounded in the clashes near the city's Imam Hussein and Imam Abbas shrines.
In Lebanon, the leader of the Hezbollah guerrilla group accused U.S. soldiers on Tuesday of desecrating holy shrines in Najaf and Karbala, and called on Muslims to fight to the death to defend the sanctities.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/iraq/2004-05-19-shiite-cities_x.htm   (992 words)

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