religious ceremony

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Noun1.religious ceremony - a ceremony having religious meaningreligious ceremony - a ceremony having religious meaning
ceremony - the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion; "an inaugural ceremony"
love feast, agape - a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship
religious rite, rite - an established ceremony prescribed by a religion; "the rite of baptism"
divine service, religious service, service - the act of public worship following prescribed rules; "the Sunday service"
sacrament - a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the two Protestant ceremonies are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as instituted by Jesus: baptism and confirmation and Holy Eucharist and penance and holy orders and matrimony and extreme unction
confirmation - a ceremony held in the synagogue (usually at Pentecost) to admit as adult members of the Jewish community young men and women who have successfully completed a course of study in Judaism
sanctification - a religious ceremony in which something is made holy
religious offering, Oblation - the act of offering the bread and wine of the Eucharist
inunction, unction - anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual
libation - the act of pouring a liquid offering (especially wine) as a religious ceremony
Mass - (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist
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Shortly afterwards the Idol's worshippers held a great religious ceremony at the base of his pedestal, and as a part of the rites the Missionary was roasted whole.
From these men I learnt that the multitude was on its way to a great religious ceremony, which was to take place on a hill at a little distance from Somnauth.
The head of the procession soon appeared beneath the trees, a hundred paces away; and the strange figures who performed the religious ceremony were easily distinguished through the branches.
For my own part, although hardly a day passed while I remained upon the island that I did not witness some religious ceremony or other, it was very much like seeing a panel of 'Freemasons' making secret signs to each other; I saw everything, but could comprehend nothing.
At first, I imagine, they ate lion meat as a part of their religious ceremony but after many generations they came to crave it so that now it is practically the only flesh they eat.
Tyler now, as the master of the Toreador had married them the very day that the search-party had found them, though neither Lys nor Bowen would admit that any civil or religious ceremony could have rendered more sacred the bonds with which God had united them.
ISLAMABAD -- The intending pilgrims planning to perform the sacred religious ceremony this year from country's Southern and Northern regions will have to pay Rs 10,190 and Rs 11,090 respectively for their accompanying infants under the government scheme.
Pakistan's total Hajj quota is 179,210, of which 60 percent of total allocated Hujjaj would perform the sacred religious ceremony through Government Hajj Scheme while 40 percent would perform the Hajj through Private Hajj Scheme, the sources added.
Policemen shot and killed five Shiites and arrested 32 others who had gathered for a religious ceremony to mark Arbaeen, the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam.
ISLAMABAD -- As many as 133,868 intending pilgrims including 88,705 of Government Scheme have so far reached Makkah Mukarrama, Saudi Arabia, for performing sacred religious ceremony of Hajj, a spokesman of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony said Monday.
Stating that they would not prevent religious services, and that a number of churches have been permitted to hold religious ceremonies, Ertugruloglu said, however, that If religious ceremony issue causes a problem, this is because their requests for religious ceremonies have been exploited and they are being used political purposes.
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the aim of the proposal was to remedy the situation of men who are in jail and are married to women under the age of 18 in a religious ceremony and with the consent of their family.

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