Dedication, Feast of the
Dedication, Feast of the
Also called the Feast of the Machabees and Feast of Lights

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  • Dedication, Feast of the —    (John 10:22, 42), i.e., the feast of the renewing. It was instituted B.C. 164 to commemorate the purging of the temple after its pollution by Antiochus Epiphanes (B.C. 167), and the rebuilding of the altar after the Syrian invaders had been… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Feast of the Dedication —     Feast of the Dedication (Scriptural)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Feast of the Dedication (Scriptural)     Also called the Feast of the Machabees and Feast of Lights (Josephus and Talmudic writings), mentioned in the Old Testament (I… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Feast of the Assumption —     The Feast of the Assumption     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Feast of the Assumption     The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 15 August; also called in old liturgical books Pausatio, Nativitas (for heaven), Mors, Depositio …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Dedication, Feast of —    The annual commemoration of the consecration of a Church building is so called. From ancient authors we learn that when Christianity became prosperous and flourishing, churches were everywhere erected and were solemnly consecrated, the… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Feast of the Cross — Russian icon of Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (icon from Yaroslavl by Gury Nikitin, 1680. Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow). Liturgical year Western Advent …   Wikipedia

  • The Feast of the Goat — infobox Book | name = The Feast of the Goat title orig = La fiesta del chivo translator = Edith Grossman image caption = The cover of a recent translation. author = Mario Vargas Llosa illustrator = cover artist = country = Peru language = Spanish …   Wikipedia

  • Feast of the Dedication — noun (Judaism) an eight day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC • Syn: ↑Hanukkah, ↑Hanukah, ↑Hannukah, ↑Chanukah, ↑Chanukkah, ↑Channukah, ↑Channukkah, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dedication, feast of — An annual celebration in December lasting eight days to commemorate the restoration of the Temple, following the military successes of Judas Maccabaeus, three years after the abomination perpetrated in 167 BCE by Antiochus Epiphanes. The feast… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Feast of Lights — noun (Judaism) an eight day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC • Syn: ↑Hanukkah, ↑Hanukah, ↑Hannukah, ↑Chanukah, ↑Chanukkah, ↑Channukah, ↑Channukkah, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • The True Cross —     The True Cross     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The True Cross     (AND REPRESENTATIONS OF IT AS OBJECTS OF DEVOTION).     (1) Growth Of the Christian Cult;     (2) Catholic Doctrine on the Veneration of the Cross;     (3) Relics of the True… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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