A case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint.
Any sacred place, as an altar, tromb, or the like.
A place or object hallowed from its history or associations; as, a shrine of art.
To enshrine; to place reverently, as in a shrine.
An altar or niche dedicated to a particular Goddess or God and held to be sacred.
a chapel, church, altar, or place sacred to a saint, holy person, relic, etc.
A permanent sacred site. Different from Altar
Holy place of worship: a sacred place of worship associated with a holy person or event
a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person
enclose in a shrine; "the saint's bones were enshrined in the cathedral"
a building or a place that is dedicated to one particular type of devotion that is limited to commemorating an event or a person
a church or other sacred place visited by the faithful as pilgrims for special devotion
an unlikely place to put such a significant installation
a place designated to bring honor and veneration to a certain person, or a certain aspect of the sacred
a place for announcing and celebrating the mystery of vocation within the Church
a place of the Spirit because it is a place where God's fidelity reaches out and transforms us
a place or an object made for the purpose of praising god
a religious place where people come to pray or pay their respects to a god or ancestor
a sign of God's Presence, a place where men's covenant with the Eternal One and with one another is constantly renewed
a space created for a specific deity or element (usually represented by a statue or object) at which daily, monthly, seasonal or annual devotions are made
a reliquary, a sacred image of special importance or a holy place, especially one connected with pilgrimage
rhymes with pine): sacred place or container that holds holy objects
Any sacred building or place; a structure containing a sacred object.
a place that is sacred, by association or religious belief.
A shrine was originally a receptacle for a holy relic. It has now become associated with pilgrimage and can be simply a holy place to which people resort for a spiritual experience.
In Christianity, this word was originally applied only to reliquaries, but now it describes either important sacred images (usually kept in a church) or a place considered holy, particularly one to which people make pilgrimages. Return to Theme
a cupboard like container in which the image of god is kept
Erected to encourage private devotions to a saint. It usually contains a picture, statue or other religious feature capable of inspiring devotional prayer.
The dictionary talks about a receptacle for sacred relics, or a place considered sacred because of its relationship to a holy person or event. That's the religious definition. Today, artists create shrines to express many different things, often not religious. They may be political, humorous, or satirical. They can be about family, travel, nature, or just about anything that interests the creator. They may express a strong emotion of the moment – anger or joy. They may contain a message or comment on everyday events, or be concerned with the same themes found in shrines from ancient times: mankind's relationship to the earth, and the mysteries of life and death.” (excerpt from Carol Owen's book, Crafting Personal Shrines*.)
the place at which a saint or deity is honored; the object which marks that place
In Shinto, the natural world is sacred, and in the ancient past some of the first places of worship were large trees or boulders. Shimenawa, or "sacred ropes" made of paper and rice straw are still placed on or around areas designated as sacred (In Miyazaki's My Friend Totoro shimenawa can be seen around the tree Totoro sleeps in). Shimenawa can always be seen draped above the entrance to a Shrine (a Shinto place of worship is referred to as a Shrine, whereas a Buddhist place of worship is a Temple). The entranceway to a shrine is often marked with a red archway called a torii. Today many anime enthusiasts refer to web sites constructed in honor of specific anime characters as "shrines."
A shrine, from the Latin scrinium (â€˜boxâ€™; also used as a desk, like the French bureau) is originally a container, usually in precious materials, especially for a relic and often a cult image, and/or a holy or sacred place , often containing the same, dedicated towards a certain deity, saint, or similar religious figure. These may include shrines in temples, home altars, and sacred burial places. A shrine where offerings are made is called an altar.