divine service

NOUN
  1. the act of public worship following prescribed rules
    the Sunday service
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  • He thereby provides both a theology of the resurrection and a theology of the liturgy: one encounters the risen Christ in the word and in the sacrament; divine service is the fashion in which he becomes touchable to us and recognizable as the living Christ. The book by Joseph Ratzinger that "changed history"
  • The faithful servants of God in public life are his ministrants as truly as those who perform the divine service in church.
  • The congregation assisted at divine service.
  • Some of these observances will seem supererogatory or alien to us; but Newman's key point is that we ‘need not go out of the round of the day’ in order to enter into the divine service that frees us from captivity to our selfish desires.
  • 'imposts' and 'subsidies' were so excessive that, in many villages, no assessments of 'tailles' were laid; the 'tithes' (on ecclesiastical property) were so high that the curates and vicars fled away, through fear of being imprisoned, and divine service ceased to be said in a large number of parishes adjoining this city of Caen: as in the villages of Plumetot, Periers, Sequeville, Puto, Soliers, and many others. The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)
  • The traditions of the latter three in divine service were largely those that came to American shores: plain people worshipping plainly who would have no truck with papist mummery.
  • The ruler of a priory should be a monk, not a royal appointee who did not even know the names of the Divine Services! Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles
  • This custom was adopted in liturgical collections to distinguish from the formulæ of the prayers the instructions and indications which should regulate their recitation, so that the word rubric has become the consecrated term for the rules concerning Divine service or the administration of the sacraments. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock
  • Numerous reports were made of beer being served in taphouses while divine service was under way in the church.
  • In short, you hold by purchase, and may sell the right to, the undisturbed possession of that little space within the church edifice which you call your pew during the hours of divine service. Life of Hon. Phineas T. Barnum
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