What is holy?

  • (noun): A sacred place of pilgrimage.
    Synonyms: holy place, sanctum
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on holy:

Holy Island - Places
... Scotland Eileach an Naoimh, also known as Holy Isle, located in the Firth of Lorn Holy Isle, Firth of Clyde, off the Isle of Arran United States Holy Island ...
Biographical References and Allusions - Footnote To Howl
... your hand/And Eternity in an hour.” “Holy Peter holy Allen holy Solomon holy Lucien holy Kerouac holy Huncke holy Burroughs holy Cassady...” Peter Orlovsky, Carl Solomon, Lucien Carr ... “Holy the Fifth International” A reference to four “Internationals,” meetings of Communist, Socialist, and/or Labor groups ...
Tzadikim Nistarim - Lamedvavniks
... According to this teaching, at any given time there are at least 36 holy persons in the world who are Tzadikim ... These holy people are hidden i.e ... lead a holy and humble life and pray for the sake of fellow human beings ...
Frederick III, Elector Of Saxony - Biography
... was among the princes who pressed the need of reform upon Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, and in 1500 he became president of the newly formed council of regency (Reichsregiment) ... Frederick was Pope Leo X's candidate for Holy Roman Emperor in 1519 — the pope had awarded him the Golden Rose of virtue on 3 September 1518 — but he helped secure the election of Charles V ... By 1518 Frederick's castle church contained 17,443 holy relics, including a piece of Moses' burning bush, parts of the holy cradle and swaddling clothes, thirty-five ...

More definitions of "holy":

  • (adj): Belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power.

Famous quotes containing the word holy:

    and the oxen near
    The worn foundations of their resting-place,
    The holy manger where their bed is corn
    And holly torn for Christmas. If they die,
    As Jesus, in the harness, who will mourn?
    Lamb of the shepherds, Child, how still you lie.
    Robert Lowell (1917–1977)

    Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
    So I make an idle boast;
    Jesus of the twice-turned cheek
    Lamb of God, although I speak
    With my mouth thus, in my heart
    Do I play a double part.
    Countee Cullen (1903–1946)

    Beloved, gaze in thine own heart,
    The holy tree is growing there;
    From joy the holy branches start,
    And all the trembling flowers they bear.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)