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BASILICA, civil law. This is derived from a Greek word, which signifies imperial constitutions. The emperor Basilius, finding the Corpus Juris Civilis of Justinian too long and obscure, resolved to abridge it, and under his auspices the work proceeded to the fortieth book, which, at his death, remained unfinished. His son and successor, Leo, the philosopher, continued the work, and published it in sixty books, about the year 880. Constantine Porphyro-genitus, younger brother of Leo, revised the work, re-arranged it, and republished it, Anno Domini, 910. From that time the laws of Justinian ceased to have any force in the eastern empire, and the Basilica were the foundation of the law observed there till Constantine XIII, the last of the Greek emperors, under whom, in 1453, Constantinople was taken by Mahomet the Turk, who put an end to the empire and its laws. Histoire de la Jurisprudence Etienne, Intr. a 1'etude du Droit Romain, Sec. LIII. The Basilica were written in Greek. They were translated into Latin by J. Cujas (Cujacius) Professor of Law in the University of Bourges, and published at Lyons, 22d of January, 1566, in one vol. fo.

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In the country, special masses will be celebrated at the Shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag in Pangasinan, and at the Shrine of Our Lady of Caysasay in Taal, Batangas, both of which had been declared as affiliate churches of the Basilica of St.
The other popular minor basilicas in the country are the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene (Quiapo Church) and Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Manila Cathedral).
Rich in history, the basilica itself dates back 400 years and is a cross-generational collaboration with some of the world's most renowned artists of their time; Michelangelo, Raphael and Bramante.
The Basilica of the Transfiguration sits on the sacred Mount Tabor located in the Galilee region of northern Israel and is believed to be the site where Jesus and his disciples Peter, John and James prayed together.
"Thus devotees who would come to Manaoag can also benefit from the graces granted by the basilicas in Rome."
This is the anecdote Monsignor Anthony Czarnecki told while talking about the renovations of the basilica that took place in the 1990s.
Desde todo el mundo se mira con especial consideracion la basilica de San Francisco en Asis, que conserva y custodia los restos mortales del serafico santo, y la basilica de Santa Maria de los Angeles, que contiene en si la insigne iglesia de la Porciuncula: la primera esta encomendada a la Orden de los Frailes Menores Franciscanos Conventuales, y la segunda a la Orden Franciscana de los Frailes Menores.
Roaming through European basilicas filled mostly with tourists happy to don a shawl or long pants and pay a fee to enter, one is reminded that the very architecture of Christian churches--Romanesque, Gothic, or Baroque--reflects this call to hospitality.
The church was designed in the form of a Latin cross and in the style of a Roman Basilica (Fig.
As part of his goal of working toward Christian unity in the new Millennium, the Pope invited representatives of other Christian denominations to join him at the last of Rome's main basilicas, St Paul's.
Such musicians had been employed for decades in the pope's private cappella, but to Nicholas belongs the credit for establishing a parallel policy at the basilica, using enhanced salaries and patronage to attract qualified northern singers to St.
Bishop Mayugba personally thanked the Holy Father for the pontifical coronation of the revered La Virgen Milagrosa de Badoc and the elevation of the church into a Minor Basilica.