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a major Jewish festival beginning on the eve of the 15th of Tishri and commemorating the shelter of the Israelites during their 40 years in the wilderness

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Oh, just look at those tabernacles which those priests have built themselves
they were constructed of a cool fabric like a meat-safe), or of ambling to unknown places of destination with her foot in her cotton stirrup, was so perfectly serene, that most observers would have been constrained to suppose her a dove, embodied by some freak of nature, in the earthly tabernacle of a bird of the hook-beaked order.
On each one of its concentric walls, the priests could read the word translated and manifested to the eye, and thus they followed its transformations from sanctuary to sanctuary, until they seized it in its last tabernacle, under its most concrete form, which still belonged to architecture: the arch.
He loved to kneel down on the cold marble pavement and watch the priest, in his stiff flowered dalmatic, slowly and with white hands moving aside the veil of the tabernacle, or raising aloft the jewelled, lantern-shaped monstrance with that pallid wafer that at times, one would fain think, is indeed the "panis caelestis," the bread of angels, or, robed in the garments of the Passion of Christ, breaking the Host into the chalice and smiting his breast for his sins.
I knew well that I risked death; for any drug that so potently controlled and shook the very fortress of identity, might, by the least scruple of an overdose or at the least inopportunity in the moment of exhibition, utterly blot out that immaterial tabernacle which I looked to it to change.
They almost forgot to go to their dinner that day, their appetites being preoccupied with imaginary sugar-plums; and I think even Punch, setting up his tabernacle in the market- place, would not have succeeded in drawing them away from those shop-windows, where they stood according to gradations of size and strength, the biggest and strongest being nearest the window, and the little ones in the outermost rows lifting wide-open eyes and mouths towards the upper tier of jars, like small birds at meal- time.
In a life under the open sky and among the fields, the transient and tender grace of such moments as these draws from us the wish of the apostle who said to Jesus Christ upon the mountain, "Let us build a tabernacle and dwell here.
Roger Karban's "No tabernacles necessary" (NCR, Dec.
Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I offer you the most precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference with which He is offended.
Some point to Jewish celebrations that lasted for eight days, like the Feast of Tabernacles or the Feast of the Dedication of the Temple.
Finally, Munk discusses the significance of the Jewish feast of tabernacles (or booths) for Edward Taylor, who went so far as to suggest that Christ's birth took place, not on December 25, but during the traditional tabernacles celebration in September.
In his own diocese in the two weeks before Holy Week there were 12 robberies of churches, with tabernacles destroyed.
Could it be from his Archbishop, who is reported to have told Catholics who objected to removing the Blessed Sacrament in the to-be renovated Cathedral, that after Catholics participate in the celebration of Mass and go back to the community "they are the tabernacles themselves, they all receive the Eucharist and when they leave they bring the Lord into the world" (The Monitor, July 2000).
This emphasis led to enormous Baroque altars featuring large and ornate tabernacles.
Beginning in chapter two with the magnificent late sixteenth-century tabernacles of Sta Maria Maggiore and S.