On the box beside the driver sat a venerable old attendant.
It contains one of the most venerable Hindu shrines, founded, according to tradition, by Rama himself, which for centuries has been the resort of thousands of pilgrims from all parts of India.
The older any religious tradition or mode of worship is, the more venerable is it, the richer in divine ideas.
That is to say, the author of the History of Armenia is not the venerable translator of the 5th century, but some Armenian writing under his name during the years between 634 and 642.
A flight of iron steps enables the visitor now to examine this venerable specimen of early Christian art.
The shadow of venerable institutions, past or passing, still darkened his counsels.
Even were the venerable name to survive, it was felt that it would pass, by the election of the princes now tributary to France, from the house of Habsburg to that of Bonaparte.
He is a beneficent and venerable old man of the sea, full of wisdom and skilled in prophecy, but, like Proteus, he will only reveal what he knows under compulsion.
In their totality they form the venerable compagnie.
In the Roman Catholic Church the bishop belongs to the highest order of the hierarchy, and in this respect is the peer even of the pope, who addresses him as "venerable brother."
The prophecy which Burns put into the mouth of the venerable structure came true in 1877, when the newer bridge yielded to floods and had to be rebuilt.
It has a venerable appearance and has many interesting and picturesque houses.
"Can a sleigh pass?" he asked his overseer, a venerable man, resembling his master in manners and looks, who was accompanying him back to the house.
Among secular buildings, there is none more venerable than the Tower of London (q.v.), the moated fortress which overlooks the Thames at the eastern boundary of the City.
There remains the venerable Order of the Holy Sepulchre, of which tradition assigns the foundation to Godfrey de Bouillon.
In Greek mythology Demeter and Proserpine were closely associated, being known together as the two goddesses, the venerable or august goddesses, sometimes as the great goddesses.
Only in the event of the claimant passing this test successfully can the essential part of the procedure be begun, which will result in conferring on the Venerable the title of "Blessed."
A tablet, let into the wall, contains an epitaph by Lord Cockburn, recording Shanks's services to the venerable pile, which has since been entrusted to the custody of the commissioners of woods and forests.
All accounts agree in describing him in later life as a man of handsome presence, with a venerable white beard, piercing black eyes and a benevolent cast of countenance, the effect of which was heightened in conversation by a voice of singular sweetness.
Accepting the Jewish apocalypses as sacred books of venerable antiquity, they read them eagerly, and transferred their contents bodily to Christianity.
Here the want of provisions forced them to evacuate the place; a few who surrendered were beheaded, and the rest went farther south and built the town of New D,ongola (correctly Dunkulah), where the venerable Ibrahim Bey died in 1816, at the age of eighty.
And though Bede makes no pretensions to originality, least of all in his theological works, freely taking what he needed, and (what is very rare in medieval writers) acknowledging what he took, "out of the works of the venerable Fathers," still everything he wrote is informed and impressed with his own special character and temper.
The character of Charlemagne himself undergoes a change; in the Chanson de Roland he is a venerable figure, mild and dignified, while later he appears as a cruel and typical tyrant (as is also the case with Ermanaric).
But the renaissance of nationalism (kokusui hoson) saved the venerable drama, and owing to th~ exertions of Prince Iwakura, the artist HOsho Kuro and Umewaka Minoru, it stands as high as ever in popular favor.
As the visitor looks from the square up the indentation he sees on a height to the right a venerable temple ruin, and, directly in front, Acro-Corinth, rising over 1 50o ft.
It was supposed that he would marry the queen regnant, Christina, but her unsurmountable objection to wedlock put an end to these anticipations, and to compensate her cousin for a broken half-promise she declared him (1649) her successor, despite the opposition of the senate headed by the venerable Axel Oxenstjerna.
Some modern scholars (among whom Harnack was formerly numbered, though he has modified his views on the point) feel a difficulty about the peremptory tone which Ignatius adopts towards Polycarp. There was some force in this argument when the Ignatian Epistles were dated about 140, as in that case Polycarp would have been an old and venerable man at the time.
Melanchthon, who was for a moment carried away by the movement, partook, with several of his students, of the communion under both kinds, and on Christmas Eve a crowd invaded the church of All Saints, broke the lamps, threatened the priests and made sport of the venerable ritual.
This side of Benedictine life is most typically represented by the Venerable Bede, the gentle and learned scholar of the early middle ages.
Among the authors whose works were found specially serviceable in this way may be mentioned the Venerable Bede, who is credited with no fewer than 140 homilies in the Basel and Cologne editions.
The extent of her family connexions, and the correspondence she maintained with foreign sovereigns, together with the confidence inspired by her personal character, often enabled her to smooth the rugged places of international relations; and she gradually became in later years the link between all parts of a democratic empire, the citizens of which felt a passionate loyalty for their venerable queen.
These narratives are supplemented by the brief but most valuable notices given by the Venerable Bede.
The Consistory rules the Established Protestant Church, and is now composed of 31 members, 25 being laymen and 6 (formerly 15) clerics, while the "venerable company of pastors" (pastors actually holding cures) has greatly lost its former importance and can now only submit proposals to the Consistory.
declared him "venerable"; he was beatified by Pius VII.
Celtic altar-bell of hammered iron, known as the "Ronnell bell."' Such is the odour of sanctity of this venerable church that there is an old local saying that "to be thrice prayed for in the kirk of Birnie will either mend or end ye."
In the Nicomachean as in the Eudemian Ethics the limit above moral virtue is right reason, or prudence, which is right reason on such matters; and above prudence wisdom, for which prudence gives its orders; while wisdom is the intelligence and science of the most venerable objects, of the most divine, and of God.
7) defines as science and intelligence of the most venerable things, the Magna Moralia (i.
About The Year 73 O The Venerable Bede Had Already Perceived The Anticipation Of The Equinoxes, And Remarked That These Phenomena Then Took Place About Three Days Earlier Than At The Time Of The Council Of Nicaea.
7), added in 1604, and the Venerable Bede (May 27) and St Alban (June 17) added in 1662.
In the "Venerable" Hood was present at the action of Algesiras and the battle in the Straits of Gibraltar (1801).
Alexander The next step was to elect a new pope; and on the V.,1409- 26th of June 1409 the choice fell on the venerable 1410.
One of the most popular and widely circulated books is called The Hundred Thousand Songs of the Venerable Milaraspa.
Tronchin, and after travelling in Holland, England and France was received into the "Venerable Compagnie des Pasteurs" of Geneva in 1693.
If, by the advice of the cardinals who have examined the documents, the pope pronounce his approval, the servant of God receives the title of "Venerable," but is not entitled to any manifestation of cultus.
In the ceremony of beatification the essential part consists in the reading of the pontifical brief, placing the Venerable in the rank of the Blessed, which is done during a solemn mass, celebrated with special rites in the great hall above the vestibule of the basilica of St Peter.
Such a body, Metternich held, " powerful for defence, powerless for offence," would form a guarantee of the peace of central Europe - and of the preponderance of Austria; and in its councils Austrian diplomacy, backed by the weight of the Habsburg power beyond the borders of Germany, would exercise a greater influence than any possible prestige derived from a venerable title that had become a by-word for the union of unlimited pretensions with practical impotence.
Within the walls of this monastery the Venerable Bede spent his life from childhood; and his body was at first buried within the church, whither, until it was removed under Edward the Confessor to Durham, it attracted many pilgrims. The town is wholly industrial, devoted to ship-building, chemical works, paper mills and the neighbouring collieries.
In this poem, which was written 593 A.H., at the request of Nur-uddin Arslan of Mosul, the son and successor of the abovementioned `Izz-uddin, Nizami returned once more from his excursion into the field of heroic deeds to his old favourite domain of romantic fiction, and added a fresh leaf to the laurel crown of immortal fame with which the unanimous consent of Eastern and Western critics has adorned his venerable head.
Exposed to the successive calamities of the Danish incursions, the English conquest and the English wars, and at last deserted by its bishops, who retired to Drogheda, the venerable city sank into an insignificant collection of cabins, with a dilapidated cathedral.
BAYEUX TAPESTRY This venerable relic consists of a band of linen, 231 ft.
704) now composed his monograph De locis sanctis, which served as the basis of a similar book by the Venerable Bede (d.
Though of ancient origin, neither Buda nor Pest has much to show in the way of venerable buildings.
venerable, majestic, Gr.
DODONA, in Epirus, the seat of the most ancient and venerable of all Hellenic sanctuaries.
The Council of Trent, while it commands all bishops to teach "the sound doctrine of purgatory handed down by the venerable fathers and sacred councils," bids them exclude from popular addresses all the "more difficult and subtle questions relating to the subject which do not tend to edification."
In fact, Brahma, having performed his legitimate part in the mundane evolution by his original creation of the universe, has retired into the background, being, as it were, looked upon as functus officio, like a venerable figure of a former generation, whence in epic poetry he is commonly styled pitamaha, " the grandsire."
These remarks apply especially to that venerable rationalization which evolves the whole legend from a misreading of Undecimilla, the name of Ursula's companion, into undecim millia, i.e.
Towards 1139, however, Peter the Venerable, abbot of Cluny, wrote a treatise called Epistola seu tractatus adversus Petrobrusianos (Migne, Patr.
According to Peter the Venerable, Henry's teaching is summed up as follows: rejection of the doctrinal and disciplinary authority of the church; recognition of the Gospel freely interpreted as the sole rule of faith; condemnation of the baptism of infants, of the eucharist, of the sacrifice of the mass, of the communion of saints, and of prayers for the dead; and refusal to recognize any form of worship or liturgy.
At Athens, however, where they had a sanctuary at the foot of the Areopagus hill and a sacred grove at Colonus, their regular name was Semnae (venerable).
of the present town, the first site of the burgh, is now marked by a few grassy mounds, and of the great Jedburgh forest, only the venerable oaks, the "Capon Tree" and the "King of the Woods" remain.
At Leiden, Ames became intimate with the venerable Mr Goodyear, pastor of the English church there.
As he sat on the judgment-seat, ` the deep thought betrayed in his furrowed brow - the large eyebrows, overhanging eyes that seemed to regard more what was taking place within than around him - his calmness, that would have assumed a character of sternness but for its perfect placidity - his dignity, repose and venerable age, tended at once to win confidence and to inspire respect ' (Townsend).
Contrary to venerable traditions there is no evidence that mining was practised beyond the most inconsiderable extent by aborigines, Spanish conquistadores, or Jesuits.
In the next generation they dexterously forced the venerable records of the early republic to pronounce in favour of the ascendancy of the senate, as established by Sulla.
Attila, who knew the difficulty that he should have in feeding his immense army if his march was further delayed, turned again to the north-east, was persuaded by the venerable bishop Lupus to spare the city of Troyes, but halted near that place in the Catalaunian plains and offered battle to his pursuers Aetius and Theodoric. The battle which followed - certainly one of the decisive battles of the world - has been.
Couderc's Le Venerable Cardinal Bellarmin (2 vols., Paris, 1893), and X.
Strictly it means a venerable man, of more than fifty years of age.
that she was entitled to the designation Venerable.
His acquaintance rejoins: "In that case, venerable Gotama, your way lies yonder !"
He understands their change of manner, calmly tells them not to mock him by calling him "the venerable Gotama"; that he has found the ambrosia of truth and can lead them to it.
It lies on the border of the meadow-land, and with its irregular, semi-rural streets, and venerable trees is considered one of the prettiest villages in New England.
690), the Venerable Bede (d.
No one felt more sincerely for the sufferings of her soldiers, and no one regretted more truly the useless prolongation of the struggle, than the venerable lady who occupied the throne.
The Venerable Fr.
Blessed Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690), a Visitation nun of Paray-le-Monial, assisted by her director, the Venerable Claude de la Colombiere, S.J.
The venerable structure is maintained by the commissioners of woods and forests, and private munificence has provided several stained-glass windows.
Here, too in du Tillet's splendid library, he began the studies which resulted in his great work, the Institutes, and paid a visit to Nerac, where the venerable Lefevre, whose revised translation of the Bible into French was published about this time, was spending his last years under the kindly care of Margaret of Navarre.
On its banks lie the cities of Munich and Landshut, and the venerable episcopal see of Freising, and the inhabitants of the district it waters are reckoned the core of the Bavarian race.
Already in 982 Maelsechlainn had invaded Thomond and uprooted the venerable tree under which the Dalcais rulers were inaugurated.
They were retained in his ideal legislation, apparently, because their use was already invested with the mystery of a long-vanished past, and they were regarded as having formed one of the most venerable adjuncts of the priesthood.
Of ordinary immorality it took little notice, and the triumph of its cause in the 16th and 17th centuries, while producing such types of ecstatic piety as St Theresa (qv.), the Sor Mariade Jesus (Maria Agreda), (q.v.) and the Venerable Virgin Luisa de Carvajal, was accompanied by an extraordinary development of moral laxity.
On a tongue of land east of the town stands the castle of Kronberg or Kronenberg, a magnificent, solid and venerable Gothic structure built by Frederick II.
The controversy began with an address which Leo the Isaurian, in the tenth year of his reign (726), delivered in public "in favour of overthrowing the holy and venerable images," as says Theophanes (Chronogr., in Migne Patr.
Aldhelm was one of his disciples, for he addresses him as the "venerable preceptor of my rude childhood."
of Spain petitioned for his canonization; but though this passed through the preliminary stages, securing for Palafox the title of "Venerable," it was ultimately defeated, under Pius VI., by the intervention of the Jesuits.
Nor is factory farming a venerable tradition going back centuries, it's a modern abomination created by greed.
afflictions of others whom, he claims, were miraculously alleviated of their suffering by the venerable abbot.
The mortal remains of the Venerable Mary Potter were re-buried in the north ambulatory of the Cathedral in 1997.
ascetic struggles, O venerable one.
One which may seem downright baroque is to use the venerable old UUCP.
blackened by incense smoke, the more venerable and potent they will be.
Rejoice, O venerable father Alexis, most glorious confessor of Christ and intercessor for our souls!
Nothing could exceed the love and respect which the younger cottagers exhibited toward their venerable companion.
Minimalism and white space is set against deep red and black drapery; venerable beams are cheek by jowl with steel and glass.
UBS has grabbed the reins at fellow Swiss institution SBC, which had already gobbled up the venerable British bank Warburg.
But it has some venerable apostolic and catholic heft behind it.
Some upbeat, almost jazzy arrangements have their roots with George Shearing, the venerable blind English jazz master.
So here then we should understand what is meant by ' venerable lamas ' by looking at the Tibetan word.
The chief lamas in the monasteries are often truly venerable men.
The venerable old maestro took an immediate liking to the players and was delighted with their response.
Glory: Exapostilarion of the venerable martyr: Spec.
Transport Economics Transport Economics as a branch of applied microeconomics has a long and venerable history.
He abhorred a vain ostentation of wit in handling sacred truths, so venerable and grave, and of eternal consequence.
In fact, the image of this venerable charity seems to have skipped an era, jumping from 19th century philanthropy to 21st efficiency.
On redecorating the church in the 1970s, the Church Council decided they no longer wanted these venerable relics.
This venerable dram is from the family owned distillery at Ballindalloch that has the largest mash tun in Scotland.
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venerable martyrs, in Tone II: Spec.
venerable predecessors who have guided the Church in the twentieth century.
venerable edifice was sold to the North British Railroad Co. for about £ 18,000.
venerable father had breathed his last.
venerable prejudices and opinions are swept away ' .
Here is a very venerable oak, which is supposed to have existed in the founder's time, of uncommon size.
The TR line, by contrast, proved pretty venerable.
Once uncovered, they are extremely venerable to looting, destruction by the elements and worms.
HILARIOUS JSM Hockeys This once venerable agency seems to have been taken over by a lettings specialist.
And so I hold the stated position as it is, because it belongs to men who are highly venerable.
In the Roman Church the granting of the title "venerable" is the first step in the long process of the canonization of saints (see Canonization) .
The head of that venerable organism, the emperor Francis II., bowed to the inevitable and announced that he thenceforth confined himself to his functions as Francis I., hereditary emperor of Austria, a title which he had taken just two years previously.
Of B2eda, commonly called "the Venerable Bede," almost all that we know is contained in the short autobiographical notice which he has appended to his Ecclesiastical History: - " Thus much concerning the ecclesiastical history of Britain, and especially of the race of the English, I, Ba da, a servant of Christ and priest of the monastery of the blessed apostles St Peter and St Paul, which is at Wearmouth and at Jarrow, have with the Lord's help composed, so far as I could gather it, either from ancient documents, or from the tradition of the elders, or from my own knowledge.
Several quaint and beautiful legends have been handed down as to the origin of the epithet of "venerable" generally attached to his name.
The prophecy which Burns put into the mouth of the venerable structure came true in 1877, when the newer bridge yielded to floods and had to be rebuilt (1879); and the older structure itself was closed for public safety in 1904.
strangely enough, adopted a laconic phrase when successive governments on their advent to power invariably addressed themselves to the venerable champion of liberal ideas.
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For Sanchuniathon is a mere literary fiction; and Philo's treatment is vitiated by an obvious attempt to explain the whole system of religion on the principles of Euhemerus, an agnostic who taught the traditional mythology as primitive history, and turned all the gods and goddesses into men and women; and further by a patriotic desire to prove that Phoenicia could outdo Greece in the venerable character of its traditions, that in fact Greek mythology was simply a feeble and distorted version of the Phoenician.'
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.
To that age the traditions preserved at Dodona bore witness; and the designations of special groups like the / Ay07Toc, Owl lrpaEuliKac, or, possibly, the Venerable Goddesses (Nat, aE,uvai) of Athens, point to a mode of thought when the divine Powers were not definitely individualized.
At Anna Pavlovna's on the twenty-sixth of August, the very day of the battle of Borodino, there was a soiree, the chief feature of which was to be the reading of a letter from His Lordship the Bishop when sending the Emperor an icon of the Venerable Sergius.
This icon of the Venerable Sergius, the servant of God and zealous champion of old of our country's weal, is offered to Your Imperial Majesty.
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Kontakion of the venerable martyrs, in Tone II: Spec.
Nor can I fail to mention my own venerable Predecessors who have guided the Church in the twentieth century.
In 1848 this venerable edifice was sold to the North British Railroad Co. for about £ 18,000.
Ed.] On the 11th of March in the same year, the Rector 's venerable father had breathed his last.
Through such proliferation, as Marx observed, ' ancient and venerable prejudices and opinions are swept away '.
Here is a very venerable oak, which is supposed to have existed in the founder 's time, of uncommon size.
Ofoto is run by Kodak, the venerable American camera and film pioneer.
This puts the cat in a very venerable position.
Silverman accepted the position, but her stint at the venerable sketch comedy show wouldn't last long.
Along Condado Beach are several luxury resort, including the venerable Carib Hilton and the Condado Beach Resort.
Hanes Plus: The venerable hosiery designer got on the plus size wagon to great effect and now offers a delectable range of nylons in various styles and colors, all to keep you looking and feeling your best.
The venerable PC has come a long way from its humble origins - anyone remember the 8088 processor, Word Perfect, and IBM's "Little Tramp" ad campaigns? - to its current status as a gaming institution.
Although his early studies appeared promising, later studies conducted by the venerable Mayo Clinic disproved many of Pauling's earlier findings.
Macy's - This venerable department store has a wide selection of summer dresses in the latest trends for every age group.
Another member of the Completely Free Dating Sites Club is the venerable CraigsList, which has a "personals" section in every city.
The Chanel logo consists of two inverted "C"s that represent the initials of venerable fashion elite, Coco Chanel.
The season airing in 2008 is the 72nd season of the venerable television show.
The date is late, for the writer speaks of the "venerable and holy images," as well as "the glorious and precious crosses and the sacred things of the churches" (xiv.), which points to the 5th century, when such things were first introduced into churches.
See Bishop Languet, Vie de la venerable Marguerite-Marie (Paris;.
Everyone thought the venerable name brand in undergarments was done for good, but Warren Buffet didn't think so.
In the first category falls the venerable Science Fiction Book Club.
These venerable veterans were joined by Qui-Gon Jinn (Obi Wan's instructor), Mace Windu, Padme Amidala, Jar Jar Binks and Senator Palpatine - the future Emperor.
One of the first sources for web tutorials is the venerable Web Monkey from WIRED Magazine.
Unfortunately, that power comes at a price, and many budding web designers can't afford the price tag that comes along with the venerable design program.
In fact, the venerable Web Pages That Suck website mentions "color" many times on their "Worst Mistakes Checklist".
Many of the ancient oaks that remain in England may date from Saxon times, and some perhaps from an earlier period; the growth of trees after the trunk has become hollow is extremely slow, and the age of such venerable giants only matter of vague surmise.
In the Roman Church the granting of the title "venerable" is the first step in the long process of the canonization of saints.
There he continued his studies with ardour, made himself yet more master of Plato and Plutarch, and became especially advanced in theology under the venerable G.
From the time of my admission to the priesthood to my (present) fifty-ninth year, I have endeavoured, for my own use and that of my brethren, to make brief notes upon the Holy Scripture, either out of the works of the venerable fathers, or in conformity with their meaning and interpretation."
Next year, as the Melbourne administration was near its close, Plunkett, the venerable chancellor of Ireland, was forced by discreditable pressure to resign, and the Whig attorney-general, who had never practised in equity, became chancellor of Ireland, and was raised to the peerage with the title of Baron Campbell of St Andrews, in the county of Fife.
It may be necessary to state that there is no foundation for the venerable legend of the pelican feeding her young with blood from her own breast, which has given it an important place in ecclesiastical heraldry, except that, as A.
The pope still addresses his fellow-bishops as "venerable brothers"; but from the Roman Catholic Church the fraternal union of coequal authorities, which is of the essence of episcopacy, has vanished; and in its place is set the autocracy of one.
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