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- n. A ritual performed in as part of a religous observation.
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- n. the act of public worship following prescribed rules
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That evening he dined at the Court of Two Sisters and strolled through the French Quarter and attended a religious service in a storefront church whose congregation was composed mostly of black people.
He said: "There are villages in New England to-day without a religious service from January until December, except an occasional funeral service, where the Sabbath is no more regarded than by Judge Gaynor here, and where marriage is scarcely more regarded than by the people in the heart of Africa.
To the principle of Established Churches, as part of the wider principle of extending everywhere the scope of the State, he was always friendly; but he felt the difficulty of maintaining them where, as in Scotland, they had nothing to show except “a religious service which is perhaps the most dismal performance ever invented by man,” and a theology shared by all the non-established bodies round about.
He spent a quiet, meditative Sunday at Nathaniel Harris's home and attended religious service in Hood's brigade.
We went down to find three gentle-people, sleekly dressed, holding a religious service in our kitchen.
They met again at the house of Nicholas Gilliard, held a religious service and adjourned.