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Something that resembles a cathedral, as in grandeur or authority.
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  1. Something that resembles a cathedral, as in grandeur or authority.
  2. (Loosely) Any large, imposing church
  3. The principal church of a bishop's diocese, containing the episcopal throne.
Any of the Jewish sacred edifices for worshiping Jehovah, successively built in ancient Jerusalem
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  1. Any of the Jewish sacred edifices for worshiping Jehovah, successively built in ancient Jerusalem
  2. A village and parish in Scotland
  3. A church
The Jewish religion as organized or typified in local congregations.
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  1. The Jewish religion as organized or typified in local congregations.
  2. A building or place used by Jews for worship, religious study, and, often, community activity
  3. A congregation of Jews for the purpose of worship or religious study.
A building used as a place of Muslim worship.
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  1. A building used as a place of Muslim worship.
  2. (Islam) A place of worship for Muslims, often having at least one minaret; a masjid.
(R.C.Ch.) A religious society of secular priests, esp. that founded by Saint Philip Neri in 1564
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  1. (R.C.Ch.) A religious society of secular priests, esp. that founded by Saint Philip Neri in 1564
  2. A Roman Catholic religious society founded in 1575 by Saint Philip Neri and consisting of secular priests.
  3. A branch or church of this society.
A building where people meet for a purpose.
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  1. A building where people meet for a purpose.
  2. A building used for public meetings and especially for Protestant or Quaker religious services.
  3. A building where a Quaker congregation assembles for worship.
In Great Britain, any place of worship for those who are not members of an established church
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  1. In Great Britain, any place of worship for those who are not members of an established church
  2. A place of Christian worship subordinate to and smaller than a church
  3. A room or recess in a church, set apart for special services and having its own altar
Any of various large churches or cathedrals
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  1. Any of various large churches or cathedrals
  2. A monastery church.
A Christian church building of a similar design, having a nave with a semicircular apse, two or four side aisles, a narthex, and a clerestory.
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  1. A Christian church building of a similar design, having a nave with a semicircular apse, two or four side aisles, a narthex, and a clerestory.
  2. In ancient Rome, a rectangular building with a broad nave ending in an apse, and flanked by colonnaded aisles, used as a courtroom, public hall, etc.
  3. A Christian church built in this style
(Eccles.) A cabinetlike enclosure for consecrated Hosts, usually at the center of an altar
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  1. (Eccles.) A cabinetlike enclosure for consecrated Hosts, usually at the center of an altar
  2. A shrine, niche, etc. with a canopy
  3. A case or box on a church altar containing the consecrated host and wine of the Eucharist.
An ancient town in Palestine near the modern town of Baytin; the site of Abraham's first altar.
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  1. An ancient town in Palestine near the modern town of Baytin; the site of Abraham's first altar.
  2. A church or other place of worship for seamen
  3. A chapel for seafarers.
A convent supervised by an abbess.
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  1. A convent supervised by an abbess.
  2. A monastery supervised by an abbot.
  3. A church or building belonging to an abbey
The ancient Temple at Jerusalem
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  1. The ancient Temple at Jerusalem
  2. A sacred place, such as a church, temple, or mosque.
  3. Any church or temple
An endowment to cover expenses for the saying of masses and prayers, usually for the soul of the founder of the endowment.
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  1. An endowment to cover expenses for the saying of masses and prayers, usually for the soul of the founder of the endowment.
  2. A chapel set up for this purpose
  3. An altar or chapel endowed for the saying of such masses and prayers.
(Place, proper) A temple built by Agrippa in Rome in 27 b.c., and rebuilt in the 2d cent. a.d. by Hadrian: used since a.d. 609 as a Christian Church
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  1. (Place, proper) A temple built by Agrippa in Rome in 27 b.c., and rebuilt in the 2d cent. a.d. by Hadrian: used since a.d. 609 as a Christian Church
  2. A building in which famous dead persons of a nation are entombed or commemorated, as the church of Sainte-Geneviève in Paris
  3. A temple dedicated to all gods.
The place where such a meeting is held.
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  1. The place where such a meeting is held.
  2. A religious meeting, especially a secret or illegal one, such as those held by Dissenters in England and Scotland in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  3. A religious assembly held illegally and secretly by certain Protestant sects that disputed the authority of the Church of England in the 16th and 17th cent.
An association of such churches.
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  1. An association of such churches.
  2. A church in Scotland served by two or more ministers.
  3. A church served by resident canons
A mission established abroad.
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  1. A mission established abroad.
  2. A building or compound housing a mission.
  3. A district without a church of its own, served by a nearby church
A container or receptacle for sacred relics; a reliquary.
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  1. A container or receptacle for sacred relics; a reliquary.
  2. A place or structure esteemed for its importance or centrality as in history or the arts
  3. A site hallowed by association with a revered person or object or with an important event:
In India and the Far East, a temple in the form of a pyramidal tower of several stories
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  1. In India and the Far East, a temple in the form of a pyramidal tower of several stories
  2. A religious building of East Asia and Southeast Asia, especially a multistory Buddhist tower with widely overhanging eaves separating each level, erected as a memorial or shrine.
  3. A structure, such as a garden pavilion, built in imitation of a multistory Buddhist tower.
Service tree
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  1. Service tree
  2. A government branch or department and its employees:
  3. A religious rite or formal ceremony:
A prescribed form or particular system of ceremonial procedure, religious or otherwise; ritual
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  1. A prescribed form or particular system of ceremonial procedure, religious or otherwise; ritual
  2. A ceremonial or formal, solemn act, observance, or procedure in accordance with prescribed rule or custom, as in religious use
  3. Liturgy; esp., any of the historical forms of the Eucharistic service
A statute or regulation, especially one enacted by a city government.
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  1. A statute or regulation, especially one enacted by a city government.
  2. An established or prescribed practice or usage, esp. a religious rite
  3. A local law, usually on the municipality level, that, when fully enacted, has the same effect and force as a statute within that municipality. A local law, usually on the municipality level, that, when fully enacted, has the same effect and force as a statute within that municipality.
Plural form of prayer
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(Christianity) The sacrament of the Eucharist.
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  1. (Christianity) The sacrament of the Eucharist.
  2. The Eucharistic service, esp. (Divine Liturgy) in the Eastern Orthodox Church
  3. A prescribed form or set of forms for public religious worship.
An evangelical service, especially one held on a weekday evening, in which the laypersons participate by singing, praying, or testifying their faith.
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  1. An evangelical service, especially one held on a weekday evening, in which the laypersons participate by singing, praying, or testifying their faith.
  2. Any meeting held for the purpose of praying together; specif., such a meeting in some Protestant denominations, usually in the evening and often on Wednesdays, for group prayer, testimonies of faith, singing of hymns, etc.
The teachers and pupils of such a school
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  1. The teachers and pupils of such a school
  2. A school, generally affiliated with a church or synagogue, that offers religious instruction for children on Sundays.
(Physics) The quantity of matter in a body as measured by its inertia; the ratio of force to the acceleration produced by that force: the gravitational force on an object is proportional to its mass
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  1. (Physics) The quantity of matter in a body as measured by its inertia; the ratio of force to the acceleration produced by that force: the gravitational force on an object is proportional to its mass
  2. The Roman Catholic Eucharistic rite consisting of prayers and ceremonies centered on the consecration of bread and wine as a real though mystical reenactment of the sacrifice of Christ on the cross: with differing doctrinal interpretations, the term has sometimes been used of the Eucharistic rite of other denominations
  3. A measure of the amount of matter contained in or constituting a physical body. In classical mechanics, the mass of an object is related to the force required to accelerate it and hence is related to its inertia , and is essential to Newton's laws of motion . Objects that have mass interact with each other through the force of gravity . In Special Relativity, the observed mass of an object is dependent on its velocity with respect to the observer, with higher velocity entailing higher observed mass. Mass is measured in many different units; in most scientific applications, the SI unit of kilogram is used.
The sacrament of the Eucharist.
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  1. The sacrament of the Eucharist.
  2. (Proper) Last Supper
A religious rite similar to a Christian sacrament, as in character or meaning.
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  1. A religious rite similar to a Christian sacrament, as in character or meaning.
  2. The Eucharist, or Holy Communion; also, the consecrated bread and wine, or sometimes the bread alone, used in the Eucharist
  3. (Christianity) A rite believed to be a means of or visible form of grace, especially:
A prayer said at morning, noon, and evening in commemoration of the Incarnation
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  1. A prayer said at morning, noon, and evening in commemoration of the Incarnation
  2. The bell rung to announce the time for this prayer
  3. A bell rung as a call to recite this prayer.
Together with lauds, the earliest of the canonical hours; normally at sunrise, but often earlier
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  1. Together with lauds, the earliest of the canonical hours; normally at sunrise, but often earlier
  2. (--- Ecclesiastical) The office that formerly constituted together with lauds the first of the seven canonical hours.
  3. The time of day appointed for this service, traditionally midnight or 2 am but often sunrise.
The time of day appointed for this service.
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  1. The time of day appointed for this service.
  2. A worship service held in the late afternoon or evening in many Western Christian churches.
  3. (Roman Catholic Church) A service held on Sundays or holy days that includes the office of vespers.
A ceremony in which the actions and wording follow a prescribed form and order.
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  1. A ceremony in which the actions and wording follow a prescribed form and order.
  2. A set form or system of rites, religious or otherwise
  3. (Zoology) A set of actions that an animal performs in a fixed sequence, often as a means of communication:
(R.C.Ch.) The second of the canonical hours; lauds
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  1. (R.C.Ch.) The second of the canonical hours; lauds
  2. The liturgical service used for morning worship in the Anglican Church.
  3. (Anglican Ch.) The service assigned to the morning
(Anglican Ch.) evensong
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  1. (Anglican Ch.) evensong
  2. (Islam) isha
  3. (R.C.Ch.) The sixth of the seven canonical hours; vespers
A daily evening service in the Anglican Church.
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  1. A daily evening service in the Anglican Church.
  2. (Roman Catholic Church) A service that includes the office of Vespers. No longer in ecclesiastical use.
  3. (--- Anglican Ch.) The worship service assigned to the evening
An evangelistic gathering held in a tent or outdoors and often lasting several days.
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  1. An evangelistic gathering held in a tent or outdoors and often lasting several days.
The financial grant made to a fellow in a college or university.
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  1. The financial grant made to a fellow in a college or university.
  2. A mutual sharing, as of experience, activity, interest, etc.
  3. The companionship of individuals in a congenial atmosphere and on equal terms:
(Ecclesiastical) A ceremony, rite, or service, usually prescribed by liturgy, especially:
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  1. (Ecclesiastical) A ceremony, rite, or service, usually prescribed by liturgy, especially:
  2. A duty or function assigned to or assumed by someone:
  3. A religious service or set of prayers; esp., Divine Office
An act or a course of action that is required of one by position, social custom, law, or religion:
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  1. An act or a course of action that is required of one by position, social custom, law, or religion:
  2. Required action or service:
  3. Service, esp. military service
The study of liturgy
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An often lengthy and tedious speech of reproof or exhortation:
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  1. An often lengthy and tedious speech of reproof or exhortation:
  2. A religious discourse, especially one delivered as part of a service.
  3. A lecture given as instruction in religion or morals, esp. by a priest, minister, or rabbi during services, using a text from Scripture
A group of Christians professing the same faith and practicing the same rites; denomination
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  1. A group of Christians professing the same faith and practicing the same rites; denomination
  2. The act of sharing; possession in common; participation
  3. A body of Christians with a common religious faith who practice the same rites; a denomination.
The members of a specific religious group who regularly worship at a church or synagogue.
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  1. The members of a specific religious group who regularly worship at a church or synagogue.
  2. A division of an order, made up of a group of monasteries
  3. (Bible) The whole body or assembly of Israelites
A large group of religious congregations united under a common faith and name, usually organized under a single administrative and legal hierarchy.
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  1. A large group of religious congregations united under a common faith and name, usually organized under a single administrative and legal hierarchy.
  2. One of a series of kinds, values, or sizes, as in a system of currency or weights:
  3. A particular religious body, with a specific name, organization, etc.
Any group of people having a common leadership, set of opinions, philosophical doctrine, political principles, etc., specif. a faction of a larger group
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  1. Any group of people having a common leadership, set of opinions, philosophical doctrine, political principles, etc., specif. a faction of a larger group
  2. A religious body, especially one that has separated from a larger denomination.
  3. A religious body or denomination, esp. a small group that has broken away from an established church
A thing like a chapter; part; episode
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  1. A thing like a chapter; part; episode
  2. A formal meeting of canons headed by a dean, or of the members of a religious order
  3. A proceeding under the Federal Bankruptcy Act whereby a company or corporation may, through a court order, remain in business for a time as long as it pays current debts, but must eventually either reorganize and pay its creditors or cease operations
The physical aspect of a person as opposed to the spirit; the flesh.
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  1. The physical aspect of a person as opposed to the spirit; the flesh.
  2. The entire material or physical structure of an organism, especially of a human or animal.
  3. A human; a person:
A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved:
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  1. A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved:
  2. A state or condition in which everything is in its right place and functioning properly; specif., a condition conforming to established rules of orderly procedure, as in a court, legislative body, etc.
  3. A group of persons living under a religious rule:
The act of sharing one's thoughts and emotions with another or others; intimate converse
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  1. The act of sharing one's thoughts and emotions with another or others; intimate converse
  2. A group of Christians professing the same faith and practicing the same rites; denomination
  3. A body of Christians with a common religious faith who practice the same rites; a denomination.
A religion or a system of religious beliefs
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  1. A religion or a system of religious beliefs
  2. Loyalty to a person or thing; allegiance:
  3. A set of religious doctrines; a body of dogma:
The life or condition of a person in a religious order:
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  1. The life or condition of a person in a religious order:
  2. Any specific system of belief and worship, often involving a code of ethics and a philosophy
  3. The belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers, regarded as creating and governing the universe:
(Religion) An organized community of people who live in some way set apart from society in accordance with their specific religious devotion, usually characterized by the principles of the founder's religious practice.
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  1. (Religion) An organized community of people who live in some way set apart from society in accordance with their specific religious devotion, usually characterized by the principles of the founder's religious practice.
An affiliating or being affiliated; connection, as with an organization, club, etc.
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  1. An affiliating or being affiliated; connection, as with an organization, club, etc.
A party, faction, or group holding to a particular set of ideas or beliefs.
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  1. A party, faction, or group holding to a particular set of ideas or beliefs.
  2. A person's particular religion
  3. A body of religious beliefs; a religion:
Faith, esp. religious faith
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  1. Faith, esp. religious faith
  2. The mental act, condition, or habit of placing trust or confidence in another:
  3. Something believed or accepted as true, especially a particular tenet or a body of tenets accepted by a group of persons.
A group of persons forming a cohesive, usually contentious minority within a larger group.
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  1. A group of persons forming a cohesive, usually contentious minority within a larger group.
  2. A literary work or film that is a mix of fact and fiction.
  3. A group of people inside a political party, club, government, etc. working in a common cause against other such groups or against the main body
A rule or principle of law, especially when established by precedent.
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  1. A rule or principle of law, especially when established by precedent.
  2. Something taught as the principles or creed of a religion, political party, etc.; tenet or tenets; belief; dogma
  3. A principle or body of principles presented for acceptance or belief, as by a religious, political, scientific, or philosophic group; dogma.
A specific statement of this kind, accepted by a church
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  1. A specific statement of this kind, accepted by a church
  2. A brief statement of religious belief; confession of faith
  3. A system of belief, principles, or opinions:
The followers of such a religion or sect.
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  1. The followers of such a religion or sect.
  2. Devoted attachment to, or extravagant admiration for, a person, principle, or lifestyle, esp. when regarded as a fad
  3. A religion or religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false, with its followers often living in an unconventional manner under the guidance of an authoritarian, charismatic leader.
A distinctive doctrine, system, or theory:
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  1. A distinctive doctrine, system, or theory:
  2. Specifically, a form of discrimination, such as racism or sexism.
  3. A doctrine, theory, system, etc., esp. one whose name ends in -ism
A sharing in, or celebrating of, the Eucharist, or Holy Communion
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  1. A sharing in, or celebrating of, the Eucharist, or Holy Communion
  2. A body of Christians with a common religious faith who practice the same rites; a denomination.
  3. A group of Christians professing the same faith and practicing the same rites; denomination
A large group of religious congregations united under a common faith and name, usually organized under a single administrative and legal hierarchy.
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  1. A large group of religious congregations united under a common faith and name, usually organized under a single administrative and legal hierarchy.
  2. One of a series of kinds, values, or sizes, as in a system of currency or weights:
  3. A particular religious body, with a specific name, organization, etc.
Unquestioning belief in God, religious tenets, etc.
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  1. Unquestioning belief in God, religious tenets, etc.
  2. Loyalty to a person or thing; allegiance:
  3. A set of religious doctrines; a body of dogma:
A body of religious beliefs; a religion:
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  1. A body of religious beliefs; a religion:
  2. A party, faction, or group holding to a particular set of ideas or beliefs.
  3. A person's particular religion
A religious body, especially one that has separated from a larger denomination.
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  1. A religious body, especially one that has separated from a larger denomination.
  2. Any group of people having a common leadership, set of opinions, philosophical doctrine, political principles, etc., specif. a faction of a larger group
  3. A religious body or denomination, esp. a small group that has broken away from an established church
Of or fit for a church
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  1. Of or fit for a church
Used chiefly in early writings relating to Christianity
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  1. Used chiefly in early writings relating to Christianity
  2. Appropriate to a church or to use in a church:
Of, concerned with, appropriate to, or teaching religion
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  1. Of, concerned with, appropriate to, or teaching religion
  2. Characterized by adherence to religion or a religion; devout; pious; godly
  3. Extremely scrupulous or conscientious:
Of or belonging to a religion; sacred:
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  1. Of or belonging to a religion; sacred:
  2. Of, relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of spirit; not material; supernatural:
  3. Of, concerned with, or affecting the soul:
Find another word for church. In this page you can discover 98 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for church, like: house of God, Lord's house, cathedral, temple, synagogue, mosque, masjid, oratory, place-of-worship, house of prayer and meetinghouse.