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572. Sacrilege

  1. abomination of desolation epithet describing pagan idol in Jerusalem Temple. [O.T.: Daniel 9, 11, 12; N.T.: Mark 13:14; Matthew 24:15]
  2. Aepytus Arcadian king; entering Poseidons sanctuary, forbid-den to mortals, he is blinded. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 9]
  3. Beaufort, Cardinal (13771447) haughty churchman; dies execrating God. [Br. Lit.: II Henry VI ]
  4. cleansing of the temple sacrilegious money-changers driven out of temple by Christ. [N.T.: Matthew, 21:1213; Mark, 11:1518]
  5. Heliodorus Syrian official attempted to loot Solomons temple. [Apocrypha: II Maccabees 3]
  6. Hophni and Phinehas contemptuously abused holiness of sacrifices. [O.T.: I Samuel 2:1217]
  7. Simon Magus tried to purchase apostolic powers; whence, simony. [N.T.: Acts 8:1824]

Sadness (See MELANCHOLY .)

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sacrilege

sac·ri·lege / ˈsakrəlij/ • n. violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred: putting ecclesiastical vestments to secular use was considered sacrilege. DERIVATIVES: sac·ri·le·gious / ˌsakrəˈlijəs/ adj. sac·ri·le·gious·ly / ˌsakrəˈlijəslē/ adv.

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Sacrilege

Sacrilege (Lat., the theft of sacred objects). The violent, contemptuous, or disrespectful treatment of persons or objects associated with religious reverence or dedicated to God. In Judaism, the violation of sacred things is a deep offence. In Christianity, the notion of sacrilege is extended to include receiving the sacraments unworthily or in a state of mortal sin.

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