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Eastern Orthodox shrine
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Catholic shrine: glass coffin of St Catherine Labouré
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Buddhist shrine just outside Wat Phnom.
Buddhist shrine just outside Wat Phnom.

A shrine, from the Latin scrinium (‘box’; also used as a desk, like the French bureau) is originally a container, usually in precious materials, especially for a relic and often a cult image, and/or a holy or sacred place , often containing the same, dedicated towards a certain deity, saint, or similar religious figure. These may include shrines in temples, home altars, and sacred burial places. A shrine where offerings are made is called an altar. Secular meanings have developed by association, as noted below. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... A torii is a gate leading to a jinja. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (838x731, 71 KB) Eastern Orthodox shrine Sepulchre of the Saintly Evfrosiniia at the Venerable Monastery in Suzdal. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (838x731, 71 KB) Eastern Orthodox shrine Sepulchre of the Saintly Evfrosiniia at the Venerable Monastery in Suzdal. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 175 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description du contenu=Chapelle de la Médaille Miraculeuse, Cercueil en verre de sainte Catherine Labouré Source=« Å“uvre personnelle Â» Date=29-07-2006 Author=Andr... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 175 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description du contenu=Chapelle de la Médaille Miraculeuse, Cercueil en verre de sainte Catherine Labouré Source=« Å“uvre personnelle Â» Date=29-07-2006 Author=Andr... Shrine: glass coffin of St Catherine Labouré Ex-votos, rue du Bac, Paris Altar Altar St Vincent de Paul Saint Catherine Laboure (May 2, 1806 – December 31, 1876) was a Marian visionary who claimed to have relayed the request from the Blessed Virgin Mary to create the Miraculous Medal worn... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1760x1168, 912 KB) source File links The following pages link to this file: Shrine ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1760x1168, 912 KB) source File links The following pages link to this file: Shrine ... We dont have an article called Wat Phnom Start this article Search for Wat Phnom in. ... A relic is an object, especially a piece of the body or a personal item of someone of religious significance, carefully preserved with an air of veneration as a tangible memorial, Relics are an important aspect of Buddhism, some denominations of Christianity, Hinduism, shamanism, and many other personal belief systems. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the term Deity in the context of mysticism and theology. ... For other uses, see Saint (disambiguation). ... Look up Altar in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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Religious shrines

As distinguished from a temple, a shrine usually houses a particular relic or cult image, which is the object of worship or veneration, or is constructed on a site which is thought to be particularly holy, as opposed to being placed for the convenience of worshippers. As such, shrines are associated with the practice of pilgrimage. A shrine is also known as a holy place of worship, as is the case of Saint Catherine Labouré who created the Miraculous Medal, or Saint Erkembode . Temple of Hephaestus, an Doric Greek temple in Athens with the original entrance facing east, 449 BC (western face depicted) For other uses, see Temple (disambiguation). ... A relic is an object, especially a piece of the body or a personal item of someone of religious significance, carefully preserved with an air of veneration as a tangible memorial, Relics are an important aspect of Buddhism, some denominations of Christianity, Hinduism, shamanism, and many other personal belief systems. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Taken during a Hindu prayer ceremony on the eve of Diwali. ... Veneration is a religious symbolic act giving honor to someone by honoring an image of that person, particularly applied to saints. ... This article is about the religious or spiritual journey. ... Shrine: glass coffin of St Catherine Labouré Ex-votos, rue du Bac, Paris Altar Altar St Vincent de Paul Saint Catherine Laboure (May 2, 1806 – December 31, 1876) was a Marian visionary who claimed to have relayed the request from the Blessed Virgin Mary to create the Miraculous Medal worn... Miraculous Medal also known as Medal of the Immaculate Conception, is a unique medal worn by millions of Catholics and even non-Catholics today. ... Tiny pairs of shoes on Saint Erkembodes tomb in St Omer Cathedral. ...


Religious traditions which have founded public places of worship frequently called shrines include: Christian denominations, such as Anglicanism, Roman Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity (most Protestant denominations have historically opposed veneration of saints); Hinduism; Buddhism; Shinto; and Islam (mainly Shia). The following is a list of religions. ... List of Christian denominations ordered by historical and doctrinal relationships. ... This box:      Anglicanism most commonly refers to the beliefs and practices of the Anglican Communion, a world-wide affiliation of Christian Churches, most of which have historical connections with the Church of England. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Separate articles treat Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Orthodox Judaism. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... Veneration is a religious symbolic act giving honor to someone by honoring an image of that person, particularly applied to saints. ... Hinduism (known as in modern Indian languages)[1] is a religious tradition[2] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... A statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Tawang Gompa, India. ... Shinto ) is the native religion of Japan and was once its state religion. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... Shiʻa Islam (Arabic شيعى follower; English has traditionally used Shiite) makes up the second largest sect of believers in Islam, constituting about 30%–35% of all Muslim. ...


Muslims have differing opinions on shrines and the Intercession of saints:"And the mosques are for Allah (Alone): so invoke not anyone along with Allah" Sura Al-Jinn:18 (72:18)). The only major mosques according to Sunni Muslims are in the following order; 1- Masjid al Haram 2- Masjid al-Nabawi 3- Al-Aqsa Mosque (A mosque on the holy Temple Mount, which is a place visited by both Jewish and Christian pilgrims). Shi'ism maintains a tradition of venerating late religious leaders (as there is no hierarchical church, the bond is very personal; but often a 'successor', sometimes even a son, maintains a following) and/or martyrs (usually at their grave); thus the Persian word imamzadeh. There are also sunnite equivalents, as among the ascetic marabouts of West Africa and the Maghreb. For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... Intercession of the saints is a Christian doctrine common to the Catholic and Orthodox Churches. ... Sura (sometimes spelt Surah , plural Suwar ) is an Arabic term literally meaning something enclosed or surrounded by a fence or wall. ... Surat Al-Jinn (Arabic: سورة الجن ) (The Jinn or The Sprites) is the 72nd sura of the Quran with 28 ayat. ... Sunni Islam (Arabic سنّة) is the largest denomination of Islam. ... Masjid al Haram Al-Masjid al-Haram (Arabic: ) is a very large mosque in the city of Makkah (Mecca). ... Masjid al-Nabawi or Mosque of the Prophet is the second holiest mosque in the Islamic world. ... For other uses, see Al-aqsa (disambiguation). ... The Temple Mount as it appears today. ... Shia Islam (Arabic: or follower. ... Farsi redirects here. ... A marabout is a personal spiritual leader in the Islam faith as practiced in West Africa, and still to a limited extent in the Maghreb. ...  Western Africa (UN subregion)  Maghreb[1] West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. ... The Arab Maghreb Union This article is about the region. ...


A Buddhist shrine is sometimes called a stupa, requiring a symbolic architecture. The Great Stupa at Sanchi. ... Buddhist religious architecture developed in the Indian subcontinent in the third century BCE. Two types of structures are associated with early Buddhism: stupas and viharas. ...


In Shinto, small portable shrines are often carried in religious processions.


In the Roman Catholic Code of Canon law, canons 1230, 1231: "The term shrine means a church or other sacred place which, with the approval of the local Ordinary, is by reason of special devotion frequented by the faithful as pilgrims. For a shrine to be described as national, the approval of the Episcopal Conference is necessary. For it to be described as international, the approval of the Holy See is required." Shrines are therefore normally churches which for historical or other reasons have become the destination of pilgrimages. Catholic Church redirects here. ... Canon Law is the ecclesiastical law of the Roman Catholic Church. ... For other senses of this word, see ordinary (disambiguation). ... A Devotion in Christianity has come to mean time spent alone or in a small group of people reading and studying the Bible in a way as it relates to ones spiritual health and wellbeing. ... Monument to pilgrims in Burgos, Spain This article is on religious pilgrims. ... In the Roman Catholic Church, an Episcopal Conference, Conference of Bishops, or National Conference of Bishops is a conference consisting of all the bishops within a given territory. ...

Woman at a yard shrine (Waterhouse, 1895)
Woman at a yard shrine (Waterhouse, 1895)

Another use of the term "shrine" in colloquial Catholic terminology is a niche or alcove in most - especially larger - churches used by Parishioners when praying privately in the church. They were also called Devotional Altars, since they could look like small Side Altars. Shrines were always centered on some image of Christ or a saint - for instance, a statue, painting, mural or mosaic, and may have had a reredos behind them (without a Tabernacle built in). However, Mass would not be celebrated at them; they were simply used to aid or give a visual focus for prayers. Side altars where Mass could actually be celebrated were used in a similar way to shrines by parishioners. Side Altars were specifically dedicated to The Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph or other saints. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... John William Waterhouse. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... An altar and reredos from University Church, Dublin A reredos is a screen or decoration behind the altar in a church, usually depicting religious iconography or images. ... The Tabernacle at St. ... For other uses of Mass, see Mass (disambiguation). ... Our Lady redirects here. ... For other uses, see Saint Joseph (disambiguation). ...


The word is also used to designate a small altar in a home or place of business, or a room or item of furniture which is furnished with religious symbols and used for private worship, as was common in the polytheist periods of Classical Antiquity. Devotions are generally to ancestral or tutelary spirits. Look up Altar in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Polytheism is belief in, or worship of, multiple gods or divinities. ... Ancestor worship, also ancestor veneration, is a religious practice based on the belief that ones ancestors possess supernatural powers. ... A tutelary spirit is a god, usually a minor god, who serves as the guardian or watcher over a particular site, person, or nation. ...


Yard shrines

Small outdoor yard shrines are found at the homes of many people following various religions, especially historic Christianity. Many consist of a statue of Christ or a saint on a pedestal or in an alcove, while others may be elaborate groupings including paintings, statuary, and architectual elements such as walls, roofs, glass doors, ironwork fences, and so on. Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is... This page is about the title, office or what is known in Christian theology as the Divine Person. ... For other uses, see Saint (disambiguation). ...


In the United States, many Christians (especially Anglican and Roman Catholic) have small yard shrines; some of these greatly resemble side altars, since they are composed of a Deity or saint statue placed in a niche or grotto; this type is colloquially referred to as a bathtub Madonna. Nativity scenes are also a form of yard shrine. The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A bathtub madonna in a front yard in Sherrill, Iowa. ... A traditional nativity scene from Naples, Italy A nativity scene, also called a crib or crèche (meaning crib or manger in French) generally refers to any depiction of the birth or birthplace of Jesus. ...


Secular shrines

In the United States, several landmarks are called "historic shrines."


By extension the term shrine has come to mean any place (or virtual cyber-place) dedicated completely to a particular person or subject.


Notable shrines

The Shrine of Remembrance, located in St Kilda Road, Melbourne, is one of the largest war memorials in Australia. ... This memorial in England lists the names of soldiers who died in the First World War. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... Motto: Peace and Prosperity Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Governor HE Mr John Landy Premier Steve Bracks (ALP) Area 237,629 km² (6th)  - Land 227,416 km²  - Water 10,213 km² (4. ... Shrine of Remembrance and the Eternal Flame Ann Street façade The Shrine of Remembrance is located in Anzac Square, between Ann Street and Adelaide Street, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. ... This memorial in England lists the names of soldiers who died in the First World War. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Motto(s): Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Anna Bligh (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd...

Roman Catholic

The long tradition of veneration of saints has produced an impressive number of notable shrines, some of truly international renoun. There are separate articles on:

The list of those considered at least of national importance comprises none in Africa, but on all other continents: St. ... In the culture and practice of some Christian Churches - mainly, but not solely, the Roman Catholic Church - a shrine to the Virgin Mary or Marian shrine is a shrine marking an apparition or other miracle ascribed to the Blessed Virgin Mary, or a site on which is centered a historically...


Europe

One in Austria:

In Belgium: Basilica Mariä Geburt, Mariazell The Mariazell Basilica (also the Basilica Mariä Geburt or in English the Basilica of the Birth of the Virgin Mary) is the most important pilgrimage destination in Austria and one of the most important in Europe. ... Mariazell is a small city in Austria, in Styria, well known for winter sports, 143 km N. of Graz. ... Styria redirects here. ...

  • The shrine of Our Lady at Scherpenheuvel in Flanders

Two in Croatia: For other uses, see Flanders (disambiguation). ...

  • minor basilica of the Mother Mary of Bistrica
  • National Shrine of St. Joseph on Dubovac in Karlovac

One in the Czech Republic: Karlovac (Croatia) Karlovac municipality within Karlovac county Karlovac Karlovac (German: Karlstadt or Carlstadt, Hungarian: Károlyváros and sometimes in Croatian, Marinograd) is a city and municipality in central Croatia. ...

Four in France: St. ... For other uses, see Prague (disambiguation). ...

In Germany: The apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes began when Bernadette Soubirous, a 14-year old peasant girl from Lourdes, when questioned by her mother, admitted that she had seen a lady in the cave of Massabielle, about a mile from the town, on 11 February 1858, while she was gathering... This article is about the French pilgrimage location. ... This is the standard image for Miraculous Medal prayer cards. ... Reims (alternative English spelling Rheims; pronounced in French) is a city of the Champagne-Ardenne région of northern France, standing 144 km (89 miles) east-northeast of Paris. ... Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Coordinates Administration Country Region Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Department Alpes-Maritimes (06) Intercommunality Community of Agglomeration Nice Côte dAzur Mayor Jacques Peyrat (UMP) (since 1995) Statistics Land area¹ 71. ...

One in Ireland: The Shrine of the Three Kings in Cologne cathedral. ...

  • the minor basilica of Our Lady of Knock Queen of Ireland [BVM] in Knock

Two pontifical minor basilicas in Italy: This article does not cite any references or sources. ... St. ...

One in Latvia: Our Lady redirects here. ... Loreto is the Italian word for laurel-wood. ...

  • minor basilica of BVM Assumption in Aglona

One in Malta: The village of Aglona (Preilu Rajons,Latvia)located 40 kilometers northeast of the city of Daugavpils. ...

  • the minor basilica of National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta’ Pinu [BVM Assumption] in Għarb

Four main shrines in Poland: Għarb (or L-Għarb) is a village located at the westernmost point of the island of Gozo, Malta, with a population of 1,160 people (Nov 2005). ...

  • Divine Mercy Shrine in Plock
  • Shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary in Częstochowa
  • Wawel Cathedral of St. Stanislaus and St. Wenceslaus in Kraków
  • JHS Divine Mercy in Kraków-Łagiewniki
  • Sanctuary of Our Lady of Licheń in Licheń Stary

The main shrine in Portugal: Motto: none Voivodship Masovian Municipal government Rada Miasta Płock Mayor Mirosław Milewski Area 88 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 128 210 - 1456/km² Founded City rights - - Latitude Longitude 52°33 N 19°42 E Area code +48 24 Car plates WP Twin towns - Municipal Website P... Motto: CzÄ™stochowa to dobre miasto (CzÄ™stochowa is a good city) Coordinates: , Country Voivodeship Powiat city county Gmina CzÄ™stochowa Established 11th century City Rights 1356 Government  - Mayor Tadeusz Wrona Area  - City 162. ... Wawel Cathedral Wawel Cathedral Wawel Cathedral – in full, the Cathedral Basilica of St Stanislaus and St Wenceslaus – is Polands national sanctuary. ... For other uses, see Krakow (disambiguation). ... Front side of the Basilica Back side of the Basilica The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lichen is located in Greater Poland in a village called Stary LicheÅ„, near Konin. ... Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lichen. ...

Three minor basilicas in Spain: Our Lady of Fatima Our Lady of Fatima (pron. ... Fatima basilica Fatima esplanade, 13/05/2003 Religious articles, 13/05/2003 Fátima is a town in Portugal famous for the religious visions that are said to have taken place there in 1917. ...

Four in the UK: Saint James the Great (d. ... Location Location of Santiago de Compostela Coordinates : , , Time zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer : CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Santiago de Compostela (Galician) Spanish name Santiago de Compostela Postal code 15700 Website santiagodecompostela. ... For the city in Mexico, see Valladolid, Yucatán. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Terrassa (Catalan) Spanish name Terrassa Postal code 08221-08229 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ...

Seal of the Medieval Shrine The Anglican National Procession to Walsingham proceeds through the ruined abbey, May 2003. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... St Edward the Confessor or Eadweard III (c. ... The Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster, which is almost always referred to by its original name of Westminster Abbey, is a mainly Gothic church, on the scale of a cathedral (and indeed often mistaken for one), in Westminster, London, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. ... Saint Winefride (also called in her native Welsh Gwenfrewy; in modern English Winifred and various variations) was the 7th century daughter of the Welsh nobleman, Tyfid ap Eiludd. ... Holywell (Welsh: ) is the fifth largest town in Flintshire, north Wales, lying to the west of the estuary of the River Dee. ... This article is about the country. ... Cardigan (Welsh: Aberteifi) is the traditional county town of Cardiganshire (Ceredigion) in west Wales. ... For the Roman general of this name, see Bonifacius. ... , Crediton (Credington, Cryditon, Kirton) is a town in Devon, England about 12 km north west of Exeter, with a population of about 6,500. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...

North America

Seven in Canada:

  • The Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Quebec, a shrine to honour Saint Anne.

One in Mexico: Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré The Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is a basilica set along the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec, 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of Quebec City. ... This article is about the mother of the Virgin Mary. ...

  • minor Basílica of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Fifty five in the USA: Guadalupe (or Guadeloupe) may refer to: The Basilica of Guadalupe, Mexico City Guadalupe, a city part of the metropolitan area of Monterrey, Mexico Villa de Guadalupe, a former town near Mexico City Guadalupe, a village near Tecate, Baja California, Mexico Guadalupe, in Puebla, Mexico Guadalupe, in Zacatecas, Mexico Guadalupe, a...

// View of the east side of the basilica. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton (August 28, 1774 - January 2, 1821) was born an Episcopalian but changed her confession to Roman Catholic. ... For other uses: see Mount St Marys (disambiguation). ... Emmitsburg was founded in 1785 and is located in Frederick County, Maryland, just south of the Mason-Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania. ... The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows is a Roman Catholic shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary in Belleville, Illinois. ... , Belleville is a city in St. ... Shrine of the Little Flower National Shrine of the Little Flower Catholic Church in Royal Oak, Michigan is a Catholic Church completed in two stages, from 1931 to 1936, and funded by the proceeds of the radio ministry of the controversial Father Charles Coughlin. ... The Star Dream by Marshall Fredericks in downtown Royal Oak Royal Oak is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Dariante Jogues was a blood in compton back in the day of ice cube and snoop dizzle and Dr. Dre. ... Glen is a town located in Montgomery County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,222. ... Statue of a nun at Holy Hill Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians is a Catholic shrine dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. ... Hubertus, Wisconsin is an unincorporated community located within the Town of Richfield and Town of Erin in Washington County, Wisconsin. ... Mary, Queen of the Universe Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine is located in Orlando, Florida at 8300 Vineland Avenue. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Hanceville is a city located in Cullman County, Alabama. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Statistics Population: 11,572 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SP695335 Administration District: Aylesbury Vale Shire county: Buckinghamshire Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Buckinghamshire Historic county: Buckinghamshire Services Police force: Thames Valley Police Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: South Central Post office... This article is about the U.S. state. ...

Central America

Two on Cuba


One in Nicaragua


One in Panama


South America

Asia

Two in China.


In Japan:

Two in India: A torii is a gate leading to a jinja. ...

  • One international shrine, in Ernakulam – Angamaly, of the Syro-Malabar rite:
  • furthermore Shrine Vailankanni Basilica Vailankanni in India

Many Islamic shrines all over the Middle East, especially revered by the Shia. Notably the: This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Vailankanni, also known as Velankanni, is a small town located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal 350 km south of Chennai (Madras) and 12 km south of Nagapattinam on the Coromandel Coast, in Tamil Nadu, India. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Shiʻa Islam (Arabic شيعى follower; English has traditionally used Shiite) makes up the second largest sect of believers in Islam, constituting about 30%–35% of all Muslim. ...

Fifteen in the Philippines. Exterior view of Imam Ali Shrine The Imam Ali Holy Shrine (Arabic: حرم الإمام علي), also known as Meshed Ali or the Tomb of Ali, is a mosque located in Najaf, Iraq. ... This article refers to the shrine of Imam Hussain also spelled as Hussain ibn Ali | Hussein | Hussein. ...


Two in Sri Lanka.


Oceania

All four are in Australia, in only two major cities:

  • in Sydney, St. Mary’s Cathedral, a minor basilica
  • in Melbourne: St. Anthony’s National Shrine, National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and National Shrine of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... The Basilica of St. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ...

Eastern Orthodox

Capital Karyes Official languages Koine Greek, Church Slavonic, Modern Greek, Russian, Serbian, Georgian, Bulgarian, Romanian (both liturgical and civil use), Modern Greek (civil use) Government  -  Head of State2 Dora Bakoyannis  -  Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I Area  -  Total 390 km²  150 sq mi  Population  -   estimate 2,250  Demonyms: Athonite, Hagiorite (English); Αθωνίτης, Αγιορίτης (Greek). ... Pochayiv Lavra of the Assumption of the Theotokos (Ukrainian: ; Russian: ) has for centuries been the foremost spiritual and ideological centre of various Orthodox denominations in Western Ukraine. ... The Monastery of the Annunciation in SupraÅ›l (Polish: Monaster Zwiastowania NajÅ›wiÄ™tszej Marii Panny w SupraÅ›lu), also known as the SupraÅ›l Lavra is a monastery in North Eastern Poland in the Podlasie Voivodship. ...

Bahá'í

The Shrine of the Báb and its Terraces on Mt. Carmel, Haifa.
The Shrine of the Báb and its Terraces on Mt. Carmel, Haifa.

The two most well-known Bahá'í shrines serve as the resting places for the respective remains of the Twin Manifestations of the Bahá'í Faith, the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh. They are the focal points of a Bahá'í pilgrimage. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Shrine of the Báb The Shrine of the Báb is the location where the Bábs remains have been laid to rest. ... The Shrine of the Báb and its Terraces, 2003. ... Mount Carmel is the name of several places in the world: Mount Carmel, Israel Mount Carmel, Newfoundland, Canada Mount Carmel, Illinois, United States of America Mount Carmel, Tennessee, United States of America (See also Carmel. ... Hebrew Arabic حَيْفَا Founded in 3rd century CE Government City District Haifa Population 267,000 1,039,000 (metropolitan area) Jurisdiction 63,666 dunams (63. ... This article is about the generally-recognized global religious community. ... The history of the Baháí Faith represents over 150 years of growth, and this article will attempt to provide more of the details than is possible in a more general overview of the Baháí Faith The religion claims to be part of a long religious tradition begun by Adam, and... Shrine of the Báb in Haifa, Israel. ... Shrine of Baháulláh Baháulláh (ba-haa-ol-laa Arabic: Glory of God) (November 12, 1817 - May 29, 1892), born Mírzá usayn-`Alí (Persian: ), was the founder of the Baháí Faith. ... The Shrine of the Báb and its Terraces, 2003. ...

Shrine of the Báb The Shrine of the Báb is the location where the Bábs remains have been laid to rest. ... Haifa (Hebrew חיפה; Arabic حيفا Ḥayfā) is the third-largest city in Israel, with a population close to 300,000. ... Shrine of Baháulláh from the North Located in Bahji near Akká, the Shrine of Baháulláh is the most holy place for Baháís - their Qiblih. ... For other uses, see Akko (disambiguation). ...

Shinto

Main article: Shinto shrine

Shinto temples (in Japanese, variously named jinja, taisha, and jingū) are conventionally called "shrines" in English. A portable miniature version, called a mikoshi, is carried in Shinto processions. See Category:Shinto shrines A torii is a gate leading to a jinja. ... Shinto ) is the native religion of Japan and was once its state religion. ... This mikoshi enshrines Tokugawa Ieyasu at the Toshogu in Nikko A mikoshi (神輿、みこし) is a portable Shinto shrine that serves as the vehicle of a divine spirit in Japan at the time of a parade of deities. ...

  • Tsukudo Shrine (in Tokyo)

U.S. historic shrines

The Alamo (San Antonio de Valero Mission) is a former mission and fortress compound, now a museum, in San Antonio, Texas. ... Fort McHenry Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a star shaped fort best known for its role in the War of 1812, when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy in Chesapeake Bay. ... Nickname: Motto: Well Try Location in Bristol County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Bristol Settled 1670 Incorporated 1803 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Edward M. Lambert, Jr. ... Exterior of the Touro Synagogue The Touro Synagogue is a synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island that is the oldest Jewish synagogue still in use in North America and the only surviving synagogue in the U.S. dating to the colonial era. ... Newport, Rhode Island Newport is a city in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Providence. ...

See also

The Shriners, A.A.O.N.M.S. or Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, established in New York City in 1870, is an appendant body to Freemasonry. ... The Shriners, A.A.O.N.M.S. or Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, established in New York City in 1870, is an appendant body to Freemasonry. ...

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Shrine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1019 words)
A shrine, from the Latin scrinium (‘box’; also used as a desk, like the French bureau) is originally a container, usually in precious materials, especially for a relic and often a cult image, and/or a holy or sacred place containing the same, dedicated towards a certain deity, saint, or similar religious figure.
As such, shrines are associated with the practice of pilgrimage.
The shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Walsingham in England
Jinja (Shinto) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (638 words)
Unlike a church or a mosque, a jinja traditionally has neither characteristics of a chapel nor a place for propagation; its sole purpose is for the enshrinement and worship of a kami.
It is believed that a jinja had originally been only a temporary shrine constructed for a periodical matsuri at a sacred place such as a mountain or cave.
Some shrines are established to worship living people or figures from myths and legends.
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