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.
Rabat - HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, will chair, on Friday at the Hassan mosque in Rabat, a religious ceremony to commemorate Eid Al-Mawlid Asharif (The birthday of the Prophet), the Ministry of Household, Protocol and Chancellery said Thursday in a statement.
One particularly sad story concerned a teacher who made light of a religious ceremony one of his students brought up in class.
QUETTA -- A committee of Shri Hinglaj Mata led by Mukhi Shiva Ram met Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan Aliyani on Tuesday discussed facilities for pilgrims during annual Hindu religious ceremony at Hinglaj Mandir.
He made these remarks participating in the religious ceremony to place the relics in the newly built Chaitya at the Madanwala Rajamaha Viharaya in Hanguranketha, (18).
And changes introduced in the House of Lords make it clear it is not an offence for a Sikh to present a "curved sword" at a religious ceremony or other ceremonial event.
Religious ceremony All members of the squad including foreign support staff attended the religious ceremony on Monday.

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