religious service


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Noun1.religious service - the act of public worship following prescribed rulesreligious service - the act of public worship following prescribed rules; "the Sunday service"
religious ceremony, religious ritual - a ceremony having religious meaning
church service, church - a service conducted in a house of worship; "don't be late for church"
devotional - a short religious service
prayer meeting, prayer service - a service at which people sing hymns and pray together
chapel service, chapel - a service conducted in a place of worship that has its own altar; "he was late for chapel"
committal service - service committing a body to the grave; "the committal service will be held next Monday"
none - a service in the Roman Catholic Church formerly read or chanted at 3 PM (the ninth hour counting from sunrise) but now somewhat earlier
vesper - a late afternoon or evening worship service
watch night - a devotional service (especially on New Year's Eve)
invocation, supplication - a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
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When the company were all collected and quiet, a religious service was begun with prayer.
The religious service was opened, as before, with a prayer in English.
With these religious services, probably derived from the white men, the tribes above-mentioned mingle some of their old Indian ceremonials, such as dancing to the cadence of a song or ballad, which is generally done in a large lodge provided for the purpose.
He frequently attended their religious services, with his people; always enjoining on the latter the most reverential deportment; and he observed that the poor Indians were always pleased to have the white men present.
Religious services were once held in it--when it was white, and there is a graveyard that would delight a poet.
When Sunday came, the captain invited me to conduct the religious services, but, not being a minister, I declined.
In the various catacombs are small chapels rudely hewn in the stones, and here the early Christians often held their religious services by dim, ghostly lights.
Officials said the religious service was banned in six unauthorised residential compounds, which were used as churches.
When I went along to observe, I realised it was not the simple religious service I thought I was agreeing to when I gave my assent in the former council.
Ten of the 12 states with the highest self-reported religious service attendance are in the South, along with Utah and Oklahoma.
In his suit, Klingenschmitt claimed that the political rally was actually a religious service and that the Navy had violated his First Amendment rights.
Summary: Prince Albert II of Monaco has married Charlene Wittstock in a religious service in Monaco.

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