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.
Summary: Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) [India], (ANI): A religious ritual was performed at Rameswaram for world peace.
Muslims from all around the globe march around the holiest place in Islam, the Kaaba in the Masjid al-Haram Mosque, as a part of the religious ritual, APA reports referring to Sputnik.
A group of Vietnamese tourists and their Cambodian guide were briefly held for questioning on Wednesday after they attempted to perform a prohibited religious ritual inside Siem Reap's Angkor Archeological Park.
The two were married by a priest, who conducted the religious ritual "nike".
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.
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).
"The problem is a person that wants to conduct his religious rituals. Can an execution be done while someone is conducting a religious ritual?" he said.The fasting month will begin early in September.Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, does not make public the timing and exact location of executions which, under Indonesian law, are conducted by firing squad.
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. It had medicinal purposes and was a safe alternative to unsanitary water.
European and American scholars of Asia explore religious ritual in South Asia, focusing on what is said about rituals and how they are done.