A consecrated place set apart for the worship of God.  For the Israelites, this was the tabernacle and later the temple; today some Christian’s refer to their church auditorium as a sanctuary. When we are with other Christians, we are the church and we can make any room into a sanctuary; an ordinary space becomes a place set apart for worship with God present (Mt 18:20; 1 Cor 6:19).

See also: consecrate.

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