- n. countable, Christianity A service of public Christian worship.
- n. the act of public worship following prescribed rules
“It happened that this bishop attending divine service in a church at Langley in Bucks, and hearing there a psalm sung, whose wretched expression, far from conveying the meaning of the Royal Psalmist, not only marred devotion, but turned what was excellent in the original into downright burlesque; he tried that evening if he could not easily, and with plainness suitable to the lowest understanding, deliver it from that garb which rendered it ridiculous.”
“It happened the day after we held divine service in a big temple, and afterwards there was much fun while we looked over a book of pictures which Beato, who'd been photographing the march, presented to Elgin.”
“Early Sunday morning, 4.30 o'clock, the members of the Haytien Mission Conference assembled in St. Paul's A.M. E. Church filled with an intelligent congregation, to enjoy the blessings of the divine service of the hour.”
“On Sundays the emperor invariably makes a point of attending divine service at the Chapel of St. Hubert, opposite his residence, and subsequently is accustomed to walk to the Koenigshoehe, a neighboring hill on which he has built an observatory-tower about one hundred feet high, which commands a magnificent view of the surrounding forest, extending about twenty miles in every direction from the tower.”
“D. Hall; judging from his war diary he seemed never to have missed divine service when secular duties permitted his attendance.”
“Thus on board the Hohenzollern, during his annual yachting cruise along the coast of Norway, he invariably conducts divine service on Sunday morning, taking his place in front of an altar erected on deck, upon which the German war-flag is spread, in lieu of an altar-cloth.”
“On Sunday after divine service he would write to his father, to the Cousins James and Jem Thistlethwaite to tell them that he had managed to make a home for himself in this southern immensity.”
“I heard this morning that Lieutenant Clark had been deputed to take divine service because the Major is not well.”
“The seed-corn of fact in the case seems to be that one Sunday, when playing during divine service in the Wizytek Church,”
“A gentleman whose authority we have already quoted, had likewise informed us, that Mr. Southern lived for the last ten years of his life in Westminster, and attended very constant at divine service in the Abbey, being particularly fond of church music.”
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