religious ritual


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Noun1.religious ritual - a ceremony having religious meaningreligious ritual - 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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In the midst of the wood was the hallowed 'Hoolah Hoolah' ground--set apart for the celebration of the fantastical religious ritual of these people--comprising an extensive oblong pi-pi, terminating at either end in a lofty terraced altar, guarded by ranks of hideous wooden idols, and with the two remaining sides flanked by ranges of bamboo sheds, opening towards the interior of the quadrangle thus formed.
For the Normans brought with them from France the zest for joy and beauty and dignified and stately ceremony in which the Anglo-Saxon temperament was poor--they brought the love of light-hearted song and chivalrous sports, of rich clothing, of finely-painted manuscripts, of noble architecture in cathedrals and palaces, of formal religious ritual, and of the pomp and display of all elaborate pageantry.
They have also expressed categorical rejection of calls for politicising Hajj and using the sacred religious ritual for malicious political agendas.
Addressing a religious ritual in Qara Kelisa Church in Chaldoran, archbishop Chiftchian underscored that the issue of discrimination between ethnic and religious groups has never existed in Iran thanks to the country's balanced policy.
This Encyclopedia aims to help readers understand the practice of voodoo as a complex, long-lived religious tradition and way of life through exploration of the theology, religious ritual, and cultural impact of Haitian Vodou and Mississippi Valley Voodoo.
Based on the author's PhD dissertation, this study offers a comparative, historical analysis of religious ritual practices related to time.
Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa said if clergymen wanted to form a gathering of their own, it should not be considered a religious ritual but as a societal activity for religious purposes.
We perform religious ritual and the doors of temple are opened for one day.
The item that assessed religious ritual was labeled "Attend religious.
The call for organizing a religious ritual from the so-called coordinative body for construction of the Burmali mosque is contrary to the interest for building this religious complex, says Abaz Islami, spokesman of the Islamic Religious Community (IVZ).
Archaeologists say she is one of three Inca children sacrificed in a religious ritual 500 years ago.
As a cultivated crop, the fruit of the vine became an important part of daily life and religious ritual.