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  • Da Vinci had always been an awkward subject for historians, especially in the Christian tradition.
  • When diagrammed inside a circle, these thirtytwo points of the compass perfectly resembled a traditional thirty-two petal rose bloom.
  • Earlier this evening, within the sanctuary of his penthouse apartment, Bishop Manuel Aringarosa had packed a small travel bag and dressed in a traditional black cassock.
  • The controversial, neomodern glass pyramid designed by Chinese-born American architect I. M. Pei still evoked scorn from traditionalists who felt it destroyed the dignity of the Renaissance courtyard.
  • The head of this key was not the traditional long-stemmed Christian cross but rather was a square cross—with four arms of equal length—which predated Christianity by fifteen hundred years.
  • Keystones had always had a tradition of secrecy.
  • The Depository Bank of Zurich was a twenty-four-hour Geldschrank bank offering the full modern array of anonymous services in the tradition of the Swiss numbered account.
  • Of course, the Vatican, in keeping with their tradition of misinformation, tried very hard to suppress the release of these scrolls.
  • SO DARK THE CON OF MAN "Sophie," Langdon said, "the Priory’s tradition of perpetuating goddess worship is based on a belief that powerful men in the early Christian church ’conned’ the world by propagating lies that devalued the female and tipped the scales in favor of the masculine."
  • By fusing pagan symbols, dates, and rituals into the growing Christian tradition, he created a kind of hybrid religion that was acceptable to both parties.
  • During this fusion of religions, Constantine needed to strengthen the new Christian tradition, and held a famous ecumenical gathering known as the Council of Nicaea.
  • Rosslyn Chapel was a shrine to all faiths… to all traditions… and, above all, to nature and the goddess.
  • Built by the Knights Templar in 1446, the chapel is engraved with a mind-boggling array of symbols from the Jewish, Christian, Egyptian, Masonic, and pagan traditions.
  • Traditional American Thanksgiving tables still bore pagan, horned fertility symbols.
  • It uses a traditional Roman alphabet.
  • The Templars ignored the traditional Christian cruciform layout and built a perfectly circular church in honor of the sun.
  • Langdon’s Jewish students always looked flabbergasted when he first told them that the early Jewish tradition involved ritualistic sex.
  • Keeping architectural tradition, the abbey was laid out in the shape of a giant crucifix.
  • This longitudinal Rose Line is the traditional marker of King Arthur’s Isle of Avalon and is considered the central pillar of Britain’s sacred geometry.
  • The photo showed the main entrance of a Gothic cathedral—the traditional, recessed archway, narrowing through multiple, ribbed layers to a small doorway.
  • Although the altar layout resembled that of a linear Christian chapel, the furnishings were stark and cold, bearing none of the traditional ornamentation.
  • Langdon decided not to shock his students with the fact that more than a dozen secret societies around the world—many of them quite influential—still practiced sex rites and kept the ancient traditions alive.
  • The altar boy hesitated, well acquainted with Father Knowles’ deep observance of church tradition… and, more importantly, with his foul temper when anything cast this time-honored shrine in anything but favorable light.
  • Opus Dei’s traditionalist philosophy initially had taken root in Spain before Franco’s regime, but with the 1934 publication of Josemaría Escrivá’s spiritual book The Way—999 points of meditation for doing God’s Work in one’s own life—Escrivá’s message exploded across the world.
  • The sénéchaux were traditionally men—the guardians—and yet women held far more honored status within the Priory and could ascend to the highest post from virtually any rank.

  • There are no more uses of "tradition" in the book.

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  • My family’s Thanksgiving tradition is to gather together and eat turkey.
  • I want to have a traditional wedding ceremony compete with bridesmaids and a white dress.

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