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Holy Ark in Judaism, a cabinet or enclosure in a synagogue, where the scrolls of the Torah are kept.
Holy Bible see Bible.
Holy Communion any of various Christian rites in which bread and wine are consecrated and distributed as the body and blood of Jesus Christ, or as representations thereof. [2 definitions]
holy day a day of special religious observance.
Holy Father one of the pope's titles.
Holy Ghost the third member of the Christian Trinity; Holy Spirit.
Holy Grail see Grail.
Holy Land ancient Palestine, now the site of the modern state of Israel.
holy man in some cultures, one who is attributed with the power to heal the sick and to guide the community. [2 definitions]
Holy Mother Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ.
Holy Office an organization within the Roman Catholic Church that oversees matters of doctrine and morality.
holy of holies the inner chamber of the Jewish tabernacle and temple, that housed the ark of the covenant. [2 definitions]
holy orders the rite of ordination into the priesthood. [3 definitions]
Holy Roman Empire the empire of central European, Germanic-speaking nations and Italy, beginning with Charlemagne's reign as Roman emperor in 800 A.D. or the crowning of Otto I in 962, and ending in 1806.
Holy Scripture (sometimes pl.) the Bible, esp. the Old and New Testaments.
Holy See the office or jurisdiction of the pope; Apostolic See.
Holy Spirit the third member of the Christian Trinity; Holy Ghost.
holystone a flat piece of soft sandstone used to clean the decks of a wooden ship. [2 definitions]
Holy Synod the governing body of any of the Eastern Orthodox churches, composed of bishops under the authority of a patriarch.
holy water in the Roman Catholic Church, water blessed by a priest and used for certain religious purposes.
Holy Week the week immediately before Easter Sunday.