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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Desecration of Churcles And Altars

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This phrase denotes the pollution of a church or altar by the committing in it of homicide or other revolting crime, or by a removal of the relics deposited there at its consecration, so as to require "reconciliation" before service could be conducted there again..

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Desecration of Churcles And Altars'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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