Places of pilgrimage


Places of pilgrimage
There were four major sites of pilgrimage for the English: SS Peter and Paul in Rome, which included visiting the shrines in the city for 40 days, a quarantine; St James of Compostella in Spain; St Thomas at Canterbury; and the Three Kings at Cologne. -

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  • pilgrimage — /pil greuh mij/, n., v., pilgrimaged, pilgrimaging. n. 1. a journey, esp. a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion: a pilgrimage to Lourdes. 2. Islam. a. the Pilgrimage, hajj. b. umrah. 3. any long journey, esp. one… …   Universalium

  • Pilgrimage — In religion and spirituality, a pilgrimage is a long journey or search of great moral significance. Sometimes, it is a journey to a sacred place or shrine of importance to a person s beliefs and faith. Members of many major religions participate… …   Wikipedia

  • pilgrimage —    Visiting holy sites is one of the central activities in Hinduism. Many pilgrims visit shrines, rivers, sacred mountains, and sacred groves to obtain spiritual benefits; others go to achieve the worldly benefits that can also accrue from… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • Pilgrimage — Adam was the first pilgrim: after the expulsion from Eden life became exile; within life there is the journey towards salvation. The great time of pilgrimage was the 12 15c, esp. for ordinary people. But even in the 9c monks and kings made… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • PILGRIMAGE —    the practice of visiting SACRED sites which have HISTORICAL or other significance in a given religious TRADITION. In CHRISTIANITY the cities of ROME and JERUSALEM were traditional centers of pilgrimage although smaller sites such as… …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • PILGRIMAGE — In Hebrew the term aliyah (lit. going up ) has been used since ancient times for pilgrimages to Jerusalem on the three festivals known as shalosh regalim). The Torah prescribes that all males must go up to Jerusalem three timesa year on the three …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • pilgrimage — A journey to a shrine or place of religious importance. The practice has its roots in the OT, when Abraham visited Mount Moriah (Gen. 22). In the course of time journeys to the Temple became a part of Jewish life (hence Luke 2:41 ff.). In the 4th …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Places in Kuru kingdom — This article describes the cities, towns and provinces that lay within the Kuru Kingdom as described in the epic Mahabharata. Hastinapura was the biggest city in Kuru Kingdom and was the capital of Kauravas, while the Pandavas ruled at… …   Wikipedia

  • Pilgrimage — a journey to a holy place from motives of devotion, to obtain supernatural help, or as a form of penance ♦ A journey to a holy place for the purpose of worship or thanksgiving or doing penance; there were many local, regional and universal sites… …   Medieval glossary


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