Definition of Holy sepulcher
1. Noun. The sepulcher in which Christ's body lay between burial and resurrection.
Generic synonyms: Burial Chamber, Sepulcher, Sepulchre, Sepulture
Group relationships: Capital Of Israel, Jerusalem
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Holy Sepulcher
Literary usage of Holy sepulcher
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"holy sepulcher, ORDERS OF THE: Among the several Roman Catholic orders of the holy sepulcher four deserve special mention: 1. Canons of the holy sepulcher ..."
2. Holy-days and Holidays: A Treasury of Historical Material, Sermons in Full by Edward Mark Deems (1906)
"This contest for prestige in the holy sepulcher and for other sacred sites was one of the chief causes of the Crimean war which cost one hundred and ..."
3. The Holy Land by Robert Smythe Hichens (1910)
"Then the clouds closed once more — clouds as lead-colored as that dome shielding the holy sepulcher, sunk in the heart of Jerusalem, so poor from here, ..."