Definition of Baptisteries. Meaning of Baptisteries. Synonyms of Baptisteries

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Definition of Baptisteries

Baptisteries
Baptistery Bap"tis*ter*y,Baptistry Bap"tis*try, n.; pl. Baptisteries, -tries (?). [L. baptisterium, Gr. ?: cf. F. baptist[`e]re.] (Arch.) (a) In early times, a separate building, usually polygonal, used for baptismal services. Small churches were often changed into baptisteries when larger churches were built near. (b) A part of a church containing a font and used for baptismal services.

Meaning of Baptisteries from wikipedia

- with infant baptism increasingly the rule, few baptisteries were built. Some of the older baptisteries were so large that there are accounts of councils...
- been a common shape for baptisteries for many centuries since early Christian times. Other early examples are the Lateran Baptistery (440) that provided a...
- The Pisa Baptistery of St. John (Italian: Battistero di San Giovanni) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical building in Pisa, Italy. Construction started...
- octagonal design of the building, emplo**** in virtually all Early Christian baptisteries, symbolizes the seven days of the w**** plus the Day of the Resurrection...
- The Baptistery of Parma (Italian: Battistero di Parma) is a religious edifice in Parma, northern Italy. Architecturally, the baptistery of Parma Cathedral...
- 8861500°N 12.5042889°E / 41.8861500; 12.5042889 The domed octagonal Lateran Baptistery stands somewhat apart from the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran, Rome...
- The Baptistery of San Giovanni is a Paleochristian baptistery attached to the Santa Restituta church in Naples, Italy. It is the oldest surviving baptistery...
- Arian Baptistery UNESCO World Heritage Site Arian Baptistry ceiling mosaic Location Ravenna, Italy Part of Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna Criteria...
- more than twice a year to allow for suitable periods of instruction. So baptisteries needed to be greatly increased in size, with ****ociated accommodation...
- mortuary tradition has been expressed in domed mausolea, martyria, and baptisteries. The celestial symbolism was adopted by rulers in the Middle East to...