holy family

holy family
Usage: usually capitalized H&F
: a painting or piece of sculpture in which the infant Jesus and the Virgin are represented attended by sacred personages (as St. Joseph, the infant St. John Baptist, St. Elisabeth, and St. Anne or angels or fathers of the church)

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the Holy Family
: Jesus Christ, his mother Mary, and her husband Joseph

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Holy family — Holy Ho ly, a. [Compar. {Holier}; superl. {Holiest}.] [OE. holi, hali, AS. h[=a]lig, fr. h[ae]l health, salvation, happiness, fr. h[=a]l whole, well; akin to OS. h?lag, D. & G. heilig, OHG. heilac, Dan. hellig, Sw. helig, Icel. heilagr. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holy Family — n the Holy Family Jesus, his mother Mary, and her husband Joseph …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Holy Family — The Holy Family consists of the Child Jesus, the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph.Feast of the Holy Family in honour of Jesus of Nazareth, his mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and his foster father, Saint Joseph, as a family.The feast of the Holy… …   Wikipedia

  • Holy Family — a representation in art of Mary, Joseph, and the infant Jesus. * * * ▪ art  as a theme in Christian (Christianity) art, representation of the infant Jesus (Jesus Christ) with his immediate family. There are two major versions, one showing the… …   Universalium

  • Holy Family —    L Devotion to, encouraged by Laval, 86; commended by Leo XIII, 86 …   The makers of Canada

  • Holy Family —  Святое Семейство …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Holy Family — /hoʊli ˈfæmli/ (say hohlee famlee) noun Christianity Jesus Christ, his mother Mary and her husband Joseph …   Australian English dictionary

  • Holy Family Catholic Church (Glendale, California) — Holy Family Catholic Church is a Catholic parish located on Elk Avenue in Glendale, California that consists of a Catholic church, an elementary school and an all girls high school. Founded in 1907, it is the oldest parish in Glendale.Parish… …   Wikipedia

  • Holy family (disambiguation) — Holy Family is a Christian term for Jesus, the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph. Contents 1 Artwork 2 Religious buildings 3 Educational in …   Wikipedia

  • Holy Family Catholic Schools — (HFCS) is a Roman Catholic school system based in Dubuque, Iowa (USA). Holy Family, which operates schools in eastern Dubuque County, is a part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque. As of the 2007 2008 school year, HCFS has 1,859 students …   Wikipedia