religious rite

religious rites

Definitions of religious rite
  1. noun
    an established ceremony prescribed by a religion
    synonyms: rite
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    vigil, watch
    the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
    last rites
    rites performed in connection with a death or burial
    secret rite in the cults of ancient Greek or Roman deities involving singing and dancing and drinking and sexual activity
    the act of circumcising performed on males eight days after birth as a Jewish and Muslim religious rite
    a rite or body of rites prescribed for public worship
    a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities
    viewing, wake
    a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial
    a vigil before certain feasts (as e.g. Easter)
    Berit, Berith, Bris, Briss, Brith
    the Jewish rite of circumcision performed on a male child on the eighth day of his life
    Christian liturgy
    the Christian worship services
    Divine Office
    canonical prayers recited daily by priests (e.g. the breviary of the Roman Catholic Church)
    Little Office
    a Roman Catholic office honoring the Virgin Mary; similar to but shorter than the Divine Office
    Office of the Dead
    an office read or sung before a burial mass in the Roman Catholic Church
    type of:
    religious ceremony, religious ritual
    a ceremony having religious meaning
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