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  Saint Denis Basilica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Almost all the kings of France were buried in the Basilica, but unlike Westminster Abbey it was not used for coronations (a role relegated to the Cathedral of Reims).
Saint Denis is a patron saint of France and, according to legend, was the first bishop of Paris.
The Saint Denis Gothic structure that we know and see today was begun in 1136 by the Abbot Suger (1081-1155), but the major construction was not completed until the end of the 13th century.
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 Saint-Denis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Saint-Denis is home to the royal necropolis of Saint Denis Basilica and was also the location of the associated abbey.
Later his grave became a shrine and a pilgrimage center, with the building of the Abbey of Saint Denis, and the settlement was renamed Saint-Denis.
Saint Denis, the first bishop of Paris and patron saint of France, was martyred in about 250 and buried in the cemetery of Catolacus.
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 Saint Denis Basilica - Simple English Wikipedia
Saint Denis Basilica is a famous burial place for the Kings of France.
Saint Denis is the patron saint of France.
The Basilica is the first building which is built in the Gothic architecture style.
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Saint Denis, also known as Denys, Dionysius, or Dennis is a Christian saint, bishop of Paris, martyr, and the patron saint of France.
According to St Gregory of Tours, Denis was sent to convert Gaul in the second century.
Denis is also connected to the name of Montmartre, in French literally the mountain of the martyr, said to be the place where Romans executed Christians.
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 HighBeam Encyclopedia - basilica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
BASILICA [basilica], large building erected by the Romans for transacting business and disposing of legal matters.
The oldest known basilica was built in Rome in 184 BC by the elder Cato.
Basilicas of this type were built not only in Western Europe but in Greece, Syria, Egypt, and Palestine.
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 Our Patron -- ST. DENNIS CHURCH
Denis, with his inseparable companions, the priest Rusticus and the deacon Eleutherius, arrived in the neighborhood of the present city of Paris and settled on an island in the Seine.
About the year 275 Denis and his two companions were seized and, as they perservered in their Faith, were scourged, imprisoned, racked, thrown to wild beasts, burnt at the stake and finally beheaded.
St. Denis is usually represented in art with his head in his hands, because, according to the legend, after his execution the corpse rose again and carried the head for some distance.
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 Capetian Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The Saint Denis Basilica houses the tomb of Louis VIII.
Saint Louis was a devout Christian, and he built the Sainte Chapelle ("Holy Chapel"), located within the royal palace complex (now the Paris Hall of Justice), on the Île de la Cité in the center of Paris.
The Sainte Chapelle, a perfect example of the Rayonnant style of Gothic architecture, was erected as a shrine for the Crown of Thorns and a fragment of the True Cross, precious relics of the Passion of Jesus.
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Denis with his inseparable companions, the priest Rusticus and the deacon Eleutherius, arrived in the neighbourhood of the present city of Paris and settled on the island in the Seine.
Denis with his two companions were seized and as they persevered in their faith were beheaded (about 275) after many tortures.
This development is due in no small degree to an error prevailing throughout the Middle Ages, which identified St. Denis of Paris with St. Dionysius the Areopagite, and with the Pseudo-Dionysius, the composer of the Areopagitic writings.
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 The Basilica Of Childebert - Saint Germain Des Press
King Pepin, who was present at the ceremony of the interment of Saint-Germain in the basilica, gave the monastery on this occasion the royal estate at Palaiseau, with its Merovingien palace, not far from Paris.
From Childebert to Dagobert the basilica had served as sepulchre for the kings and princes of the Merovingien Dynasty, all those who died in Paris or in the diocese were buried beneath the paving of the splendid monument to its founder and its patron saints.
The body of the saint was the chief concern of the priests, and we have seen how it was carried to a place of safety within the walls of the city.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for basilica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The Lateran basilica is the cathedral of Rome, the pope's church, the first-ranking church of the Roman
The basilica of Guadalupe containing the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (feast: Dec. 12) is the focal point of the most famous pilgrimage in the Western Hemisphere.
Leo VI LEO VI [Leo VI] (Leo the Wise or Leo the Philosopher), 862?-912, Byzantine emperor (886-912), son and successor of Basil I. He added to the work of his father by the publication (887-93) of the Basilica, a modernization of the law of Justinian I and of canon law.
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Abbot Suger (1136-47) built a new basilica for the abbey that incorporated and adapted part of an earlier church built during the Carolingian Empire (751-987).
For 12 centuries, except for a few kings of the Merovingian (500-751) and Capetian (987-1328) dynasties, all the French kings--from Dagobert I (reigned 629-39) to Louis XVIII (reigned 1814-24)--as well as their close relatives and a number of their outstanding subjects, were buried in the basilica.
During the French Revolution, their tombs were desecrated and removed, but they were later reassembled in the church and now constitute a remarkable collection of French funerary sculpture.
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 Saints of October 9   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
This Saint Denis, bishop and martyr, is the patron of France.
Popular accounts of the life of St. Denis are confused because the lives of two other persons from different periods have been combined with his: Denis or Dionysius (a) the Areopagite of Acts 17:34, (b) the bishop martyr of Paris, and (c) the 5th c.
The Denis is presumed to be the bishop-martyr of Paris, one of the seven missionary bishops sent from Rome to convert Gaul.
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 Suger of Saint Denis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
As royal abbey, St. Denis was a symbol of royal power, and what was done to it redounded to the glory of both the monarch and Franca Thus its renovation was a political as well as an architectural and religious event.
It was also hers more indirectly because, lake other saints, Denis would not neglect to reward a favor, and thus one could expect him to intervene for king and country more enthusiastically if his church was generously endowed.
Moreover, with the devotion due to the blessed Denis, we acquired vessels of gold and precious stones for the service of the Lord's table, in addition to the ones already donated for this purpose by kings of the Franks and those devoted to the church.
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 The Basillica of St. Denis
Abbot Suger's basilica is the first structure to incorporate all the elements of "classic" Gothic architecture into one building.
Napoleon attempted to have the basilica restored in 1805, but those efforts have been considered by many to be a failure and in some ways worse than the vandalism that occurred during the Revolution.
In spite of this sad epilogue to the story of the basilica of Saint-Denis, the basilica still serves its purpose as the mausoleum to the Royal Houses of France.
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 Patron Saints Index: Saint Denis
Martyred in the persecutions of Valerius with Saint Rusticus and Saint Eleutherius.
Saint Genevieve built a basilica over his grave.
His feast was added to the Roman Calendar in 1568 by Pope Saint Pius V, though it had been celebrated since 800.
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 Biography of Saint Denis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
This was later on replaced by a beautiful basilica (egregium templum) which Venantius celebrated in verse (Carm.
Denis was one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers (feast 8-8).
For example, St. Denis is shown with his head in his hands; therefore, he is invoked against diabolic possession, headache, rabies, frenzy, and strife.
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 Paris - Saint Denis - The Tombs
Dagobert in his distress invokes the assistance of Saint-Denis, Saint-Maurice, and Saint-Martin, whom he had particularly loved, and the three saints, in the midst of a mighty tempest, rush at once to rescue the soul of the king from the demons.
In the third panel the three saints hold Dagobert upon a sheet by which they lift him to celestial spheres, while the hand of God appears through a cloud surrounded by angels.
The sculpture is crisp and full of vivacity, and except for the three modern figures the monument is one of the handsomest of its epoch.
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 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Immigrants stage sit-in in Paris church
The priests of the Saint Denis basilica say they are not occupiers, they are welcome guests, and that police will not be allowed in to remove them by force.
Mass is being celebrated in the basilica as normal, despite the presence of the so-called Sans Papiers (people without papers), from 19 different countries.
The Saint Denis basilica dates back to the 12th century and is one of the earliest buildings in the Gothic style.
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 Searching for...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Saints Dionysius the Areopagite and Clement of Alexandria were among the Church Fathers who extolled and practised it; it was also practised by I'bn Gabriol and the Baal-Shem-Tov.
Saint Denis, also known as Denise, Dionysius, or Dennis is a Christian saint, bishop of Paris, martyr, and a patron saint of France.
Gregory of Tours simply states of Denis that he was bishop of the Parisii and was martyred by being beheaded by a sword.
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 [CTRL] 'King's Heart' Conspiracy Theory
Members of the British Royal Family will be invited to attend the ceremony of the ‘Heart of the Dauphin’ at Saint Denis Basilica near Paris, France on June 8th 2004, that is 209 years after the 10 year old uncrowned King Louis XVII of France died.
The desiccated heart of the Dauphin was returned to France in 1975 where it was placed in a crystal urn in one of the chapels in the Saint Denis Basilica.
The quest for the truth continued into the 21st century, when, thanks to DNA testing, the strange adventure of a stolen heart resting among the royal tombs in the Saint Denis Basilica was brought a conclusion to the mystery concerning the last uncrowned King of France.
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 Valois Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Charles V died on September 16, 1380 at Beauté-sur-Marne, France and was interred with his wife, Jeanne de Bourbon in Saint Denis Basilica.
Charles VI died in 1422 at Paris and is interred with his wife, Isabeau de Bavière in Saint Denis Basilica.
Henri III was interred in the Saint Denis Basilica.
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 France stages funeral for 200-year-old royal heart - France.com
After 200 years of mystery surrounding the boy's fate, DNA tests have convinced many historians that the relic passed secretly from person to person is truly the royal heart.
A faction of royalists seized on the DNA tests to press the government to allow the funeral at the Gothic basilica north of Paris, the resting place of France's kings.
Trumpets sounded and incense wafted in the air as a small boy marched up the aisle with the vase draped by a purple veil.
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 *Ø*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Book of Days | October 9 | Leif Ericson Day Vinland Feast day of St ...
Denys, Denis or Dennis) is a Christianised form of the pagan god.
St Denys was the Apostle to the Gauls, and traditional patron of France.
Once, he was defending the belief that St Denys had lost his head and that the saint had kissed his head as he was walking with it.
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 Saint-Denis Basilique   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
He served alongside two men of the cloth that were believed to be his Deacons - Saint Rusticus and Saint Eleutherius - and their sole job was to convert the local Pagans to Christianity.
Saint-Denis is the patron saint of Paris, and you will see him being represented in statuary as carrying his mitred severed head in his hands with a vine growing over his neck.
Open: The basilica is open during regular church hours and you can visit the Nave (the long narrow area where all the chairs are) for free.
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 Tourism in Paris: Saint-Denis Basilica - Paris - France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The old Royal Abbey of Saint Denis has been for centuries the headlight of artistic, political and spiritual history of the Frank world.
Beyond a carolingian crypt remnant of the edifice consecrated by Carolus Magnus in 775, the Basilica keeps the memory of two major buildings determining for the evolution of religious architecture.
Nicknamed because of its brightness, the "Lucerna", the lantern, the XIIIth century basilica is a novelty notably by the new use of fasciculated pillars (pillars made of bundles of small columns), by the openwork triforium and the immensity of the roses illuminating a transept of exceptionnal width intended to receive the royal tombs.
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 St.-Denis Abbey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
he medieval legend of Denis or Dionysius, the patron Saint of the abbey, is a combination of the lives of three different men: a martyr bishop, an apostolic disciple, and a famous philosopher.
The legend of St. Denis beheaded as a martyr and then carrying his severed head, from Montmartre, the place of his martyrdom, to his burial place where several edifices were dedicated to him from the 5th to the 13th centuries is is reflected in the
It is a crypt-cum-martyrium, a reminder that the relics of St. Denis and his companions were kept there until the 12th century.
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 DENIS (DIoNysms), SAINT - Online Information article about DENIS (DIoNysms), SAINT
honour of St Denis, at some distance from the basilica, the monastery where the greater number of the See also:
The festival of St Denis is celebrated on the 9th of See also:
Other traditions—of no value—are connected with the name of St Denis.
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