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Synonyms for basilica

an early Christian church designed like a Roman basilica

a Roman building used for public administration

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The church was designed in the form of a Latin cross and in the style of a Roman Basilica (Fig.
Then every fifteen minutes, another person replaces the runner, and they keep doing this until they finish the route to La Basilica de Guadalupe.
Jonas concludes his tour of the Sacred Heart's history by revealing the meaning of the mosaics adorning the dome of the basilica and describing the changing political and cultural climate in which the structure was completed.
Turning to the Basilica, the recognition of two timber phases points up the fact that such great public buildings may have had a fairly complex history in the period between Nero and Hadrian.
The new basilica came to be viewed as the palatine papal chapel, while the old building was left to the members of the Chapter, to administer and operate some eighty-five altars on a daily basis -- a source of wealth that made the Chapter the single largest land-owner in the Roman campagna and the papal states.
See Juliet's balcony in Verona, visit the breathtaking St Francis Basilica in Assisi and enjoy a funicular train ride to Capri Town.
Two thirds of the biblical town is Muslim and it has been split by a row over plans to build a huge mosque near the basilica.
POPE John Paul II said Mass in Nazareth yesterday as riot police ringed the basilica.
The relationship between pope and basilica was a complicated one, as between any bishop and his cathedral - except that, of course, St.
This old city serves as a pilgrimage center for over 4 million pilgrims/visitors a year that arrive from the different towns and cities of Colombia and the rest of South and Central America to visit the Basilica de Buga, home to the sacred shrine "El SeSor de Los Milagros.
In a letter released on 6 September, the pope recalled that the parish began as a shrine in 1647, became a parish in 1664, a cathedral in 1674, and a minor basilica in 1874.
Two other premier summer events include Minneapolis' Aquatennial and the 20th Basilica Block Party.
A lady lawmaker has filed a measure which seeks to declare the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag in the province of Pangasinan as a pilgrimage site and tourist destination.
You are immense, and you made yourself small; you are rich, and you made yourself poor; you are all-powerful and you made yourself vulnerable,'' Francis said of Jesus as he delivered his homily in the basilica, packed with faithful.
As you walk down stone steps into the darkened crypt inside the basilica named for the saint, your eyes are drawn slowly, yet somehow also immediately, toward the simple altar.