religious rite

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an established ceremony prescribed by a religion

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They are peculiar people in many respects, not only in their form of worship and religious rites but also in that they breed lions as other people breed cattle.
Over the decades in which Saudi Arabia has borne custodianship of the two Holy Mosques, it has continually sought to improve the facilities available to pilgrims, opening up the incredibly important religious rite to more and more people each year, and equalizing the opportunity to experience hajj for Muslims from all walks of life and from all over the world.
The man then performed a religious rite, killed the boy and dumped his body.
He said he performed a religious rite and butchered the lad on the advice of a village shaman in Nawalparasi district, which is close to the border with India.
His actions were offensive and therefore mocked a religious rite.
However it is not a riot, but a tradition that has since become a religious rite.
But I bet most of the oldies amongst them took a day off for the coronation back in 1953 - another religious rite.
The church was restored and we allowed Armenian people to hold a religious rite at the church once in a year.
Twin car bombs killed at least 40 people and wounded 145 others Friday in Iraq's holy city of Kerbala as hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims observed a major religious rite, health officials said.
At least 31 people were killed and 150 wounded on Friday when two car bombs blew up in Iraq's holy city of Karbala as hundreds of thousands of Shi'ite pilgrims observed a major religious rite, hospital sources said.
The bombing took place as thousands of Shi ite Muslims flooded the streets for the start of an arduous trek to the southern city of Kerbala, 80 km (50 miles) southwest of Baghdad, for the religious rite of Arbain.
The attack took place on Monday amid a procession by Shia Muslims who were on a pilgrimage to the southern city of Karbala, 80km southwest of the Iraqi capital, for the religious rite of Arbaeen.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) Ad Melkert expressed his profound shock and sadness at the mass killing and wounding of innocent pilgrims heading to the city of Kabala, to participate in the religious rite of Arba'en.
According to Agarwal's research, this religious rite burns up an estimated 50 million trees, leaves behind half a million tons of ash (which goes into the rivers), and results in eight million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
The first part of the oath is also similar to a religious rite, and that is exactly what the oath might be.