Amulets, seals, talismans, relics, ear or nose rings stamped with divine emblems or otherwise hallowed, communicate their holiness to the wearers and protect from the Adversary.
The transition from the true relic to the hallowed object was especially common.
A sentence of Quintilian expresses the feeling of reverence for his genius and character, mixed with distaste for his rude workmanship, with which the Romans of the early empire regarded him: "Let us revere Ennius as we revere the sacred groves, hallowed by antiquity, whose massive and venerable oak trees are not so remarkable for beauty as for the religious awe which they inspire" (Inst.
At the age of five (853) he was sent to Rome, where he was confirmed by Leo IV., who is also stated to have " hallowed him as king."
They were associated with hallowed trees, with sacred stones and pillars, out of which came the square rough-hewn Hermae which were anointed with oil like the sacred stone attributed by legend to Jacob at Bethel.
"There was the idea that what had been solemnly offered to God was especially hallowed by Him, and that the partaking of it united the partakers in a special bond both to Him and to one another.
"Nor shall they sit with frivolous and joking women, if they can help it, for they are sanctified to God, and their food and drink have been hallowed by the prayers and holy words used over them..
New vestments were devised to take the place, on less solemn occasions, of those hallowed by association with the holy sacrifice; thus the processional cope (q.v.) appeared in the 11th century and the surplice (q.v.) in the 12th.
Let them therefore not repeat them, nor be hallowed by such prayers.
The tradition fixing this hallowed place seems to have been constant throughout the whole of the Christian centuries, and it is one of the very few "holy places" shown to travellers and pilgrims in Palestine, the authenticity of which deserves consideration.
The idea that a nonprofessional could tread the hallowed ground of the stage did not enter any imagination.
This attack upon a time-hallowed piece of college discipline brought upon him a demand for the resignation of his office as assistant tutor.
When at times I think, as think at times I must, of the appalling contrast between the hallowed glory of that creed which once was mine, and the lonely mystery of existence as now I find it - at such times I shall ever feel it impossible to avoid the sharpest pang of which my nature is susceptible."
In both classes, accepted tradition (written or oral) was reinterpreted in order to justify or to deduce new teaching (in its widest sense), to connect the present with a hallowed past, and to be a guide for the future; and the prevalence of this process, the innumerable different examples of its working, and the particular application of the term Midrash to an important section of Rabbinical literature complicates both the study of the subject and any attempt to treat it concisely.'
In the 2nd century the writer who nearest approaches to the later idea of Transubstantiation is the gnostic Theodotus (c. 160): " The bread no less than the oil is hallowed by the power of the name.
The royal abbey of Westminster having been restored to its primitive use, Feckenham was appointed abbot, and the old life began again within its hallowed walls on the 21 st of November 1556.
In Armenia and the Caucasus the cult of such sacred trees and pillars passed without break into that of the cross, which was hallowed as follows.
The people pray "for the sending of the grace of the Holy Spirit into this image of the holy cross"; the priest that God will "send the grace of His all-powerful and uplifted arm" into the holy oil, with which he then makes the sign of the cross first on the eye and afterwards on the four wings of the cross, saying: "May this cross be blessed, anointed and hallowed in the name of Father and Son and Holy Spirit."
The ustribes were the victors, and it was from them that the astic line sprang; hence the Pharaoh always bore the name onus, and represented in his own hallowed person the ancient 11 deity.
There the army of devotees tends more especially to the Ganges - the hallowed river of Hindu belief.
Cicero had already compared the sites consecrated by the memory of some illustrious name with those hallowed by recollections of a loved one.
At first it was enough to acquire some object which had enjoyed at least a mediate connexion with the hallowed corpse.
The sacramentary of Serapion, c. 350, provides a prayer asking that the divine Word may descend into the water and hallow it, as of old it hallowed the Jordan.
I., anno 957): "Housel ought not to be hallowed on Long Friday, because Christ suffered for us on that day."