Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sacred Space

Sacred Space


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sacred means revered due to association with holiness. Holiness, or sanctity, is in general the state of being holy
 (perceived by religious individuals as associated with the divine)[1] or sacred (considered worthy of spiritual 
respect or devotion; or inspiring awe or reverence among believers in a given set of spiritual ideas).[2] 
In other contexts, "objects are often considered 'holy' or 'sacred' if used for spiritual purposes",[3] 
such as the worship or service of gods. These terms can also be used in a non-spiritual or semi-spiritual context 
("sacred truths" in a constitution).[4] It is often ascribed to people ("a holy man" of religious occupation, 
"holy prophet" who is venerated by his followers), objects ("sacred artefact" that is venerated and blessed ),
[5] times ("holy days" of spiritual introspection, such as during winter holidays),[6] or places ("sacred ground", 
"holy place").[7]

Questions to Ponder with your family and friends
  • What does that sacred space look and feel like to you?
  • Where is it?
  • How often do you go?
  • Is Arlington Street Church a sacred space? If so why or why not?

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