pilgrimage, pilgrim's journey(noun)
a journey to a sacred place
A journey made to a sacred place, or a religious journey.
In the Muslim faith, the pilgrimage to Mecca is known as the Hajj.
A visit to any site revered or associated with a meaningful event.
Each year we made a pilgrimage to New York City to visit the pub where we all first met.
the journey of a pilgrim; a long journey; especially, a journey to a shrine or other sacred place. Fig., the journey of human life
a tedious and wearisome time
A pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance. Typically, it is a journey to a shrine or other location of importance to a person's beliefs and faith, although sometimes it can be a metaphorical journey into someone's own beliefs. Many religions attach spiritual importance to particular places: the place of birth or death of founders or saints, or to the place of their "calling" or spiritual awakening, or of their connection with the divine, to locations where miracles were performed or witnessed, or locations where a deity is said to live or be "housed," or any site that is seen to have special spiritual powers. Such sites may be commemorated with shrines or temples that devotees are encouraged to visit for their own spiritual benefit: to be healed or have questions answered or to achieve some other spiritual benefit. A person who makes such a journey is called a pilgrim. As a common human experience, pilgrimage has been proposed as a Jungian archetype by Wallace Clift and Jean Dalby Clift. The Holy Land acts as a focal point for the pilgrimages of the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. According to a Stockholm University study in 2011, these pilgrims visit the Holy Land to touch and see physical manifestations of their faith, confirm their beliefs in the holy context with collective excitation, and connect personally to the Holy Land.
The numerical value of Pilgrimage in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Pilgrimage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.
Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.
I recognize only the Holy Pilgrimage of Science to the Land of Truths! All other pilgrimages are nothing but touristic trips!
Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.
We'll have young people coming who are willing to sleep on floors, families coming who are thrilled they will have some place to stay they can afford, they will be viewing this as a pilgrimage.
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Translations for Pilgrimage
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- pelegrinatgeCatalan, Valencian
- Wallfahrt, pilgernGerman
- pilgrimado, pilgrimoEsperanto
- peregrinaje, peregrinaciónSpanish
- pyhiinvaellusmatka, toiviomatka, pyhiinvaellusFinnish
- turas, oilithreachtIrish
- eilthireachdScottish Gaelic
- PilgerfaartLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- поклонение, аџилакMacedonian
- bedevaart, pelgrimstochtDutch
- pilgrimsferd, valfartNorwegian
- pelegrinacion, pelegrinatgeOccitan
- peregrinar, peregrinagem, peregrinaçãoPortuguese
- паломничество, пилигримствоRussian
- hodočast, hodočašćeSerbo-Croatian
- vallfärd, pilgrimsfärd, vallfärdaSwedish
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