- n. Plural form of rite.
“We can now offer both Latin rites in both forms at our center.”
“Returning to the 1962 rites is costing a good deal of money, particularly in buying expensive liturgical books.”
“The job of the popularizer of science, trying to get across some idea of quantum mechanics to a general audience that has not gone through these initiation rites, is daunting.”
“Understanding the underlying histories of initiation rites is important because those histories help us to understand how far back in the past antecedent generations of people began to recognize particular life stages in their communities as well as how the strategies they used to guide people through life stages have changed or remained steadfast over time.”
“When certain rites had to be performed," she writes, "the guardian [of the pot] came from town to officiate.”
“While this approach to understanding initiation rites is useful for learning about the details pertinent to successful life stage transitions, it often falls short of recovering deep-seated histories that underpinned their initial development in earlier times.”
“But the activity of processing and actively participating in rites such as that of burial, would have required smaller, moveable texts presumably in greater numbers.”
“The reason was, because the religion of the heathen consisted rather in rites and ceremonies, than in any constant belief: for you may imagine what kind of faith theirs was, when the chief doctors and fathers of their church were the poets.”
“They had no difficulty accepting gods/rites from the Greeks, Egyptians, Persians and just about everyone with whom they had contact.”
“The next day being Friday, some of our catholic comrades conscientiously kept lent, having eaten so much the day before, as to be utterly unable to violate this custom of the church, had they even felt so disposed; they are however, by and by, not often so forcibly reminded of the propriety of compliance with religious observances, though the expediency of those rites is often illustrated in a similar manner.”
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