What is worship?

  • (noun): The activity of worshipping.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Worship

Worship is an act of religious devotion usually directed towards a deity. The word is derived from the Old English worthscipe, meaning worthiness or worth-ship — to give, at its simplest, worth to something.

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Shaktism
... of power' or 'doctrine of the Goddess') is a denomination of Hinduism that focuses worship upon Shakti or Devi – the Hindu Divine Mother – as the absolute, ultimate Godhead ... Sanskrit Śākta, शाक्त), practitioners of Shaktism, focus most or all worship on Shakti, as the dynamic feminine aspect of the Supreme ... Shiva, the masculine aspect of divinity, is considered solely transcendent, and his worship is usually relegated to an auxiliary role ...
Santa Muerte - Origins of The Faith
... The precise origins of the worship of Santa Muerte are a matter of debate, but it is most likely a syncretism between Mesoamerican and Catholic beliefs ... According to INAH researcher Elsa Malvido Miranda, the worship of skeletal figures has precedent in Europe during times of epidemics ... After the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, the worship of death diminished but was never eradicated ...
Aspects of Worship
... Ancestor worship Animal worship Idol worship Intercession Imperial cult Major world religions ...
Kevin Reed - Reed's Writings and Interactions With His Work
... Reed Making Shipwreck of the Faith — Evangelicals and Roman Catholics Together Reed Biblical Worship Book Review by Reed, Presbyterian Worship Old and New — A Review and Commentary upon Worship in Spirit. 1996 paper, 171 pages) An Essay by Reed on Presbyterian Worship — An Extended Review and Commentary Based upon the Geneva Papers by James Jordan Reed on the Decline of ...
Kamidana
... They are most commonly found in Japan, the home of kami worship ... the shintai, an object meant to house a chosen kami, thus giving it a physical form to allow worship ... Worship at the kamidana typically consists of the offering of simple prayers, food (e.g ...

More definitions of "worship":

  • (noun): A feeling of profound love and admiration.
    Synonyms: adoration
  • (verb): Show devotion to (a deity).
    Example: "Many Hindus worship Shiva"
  • (verb): Attend religious services.
    Example: "They worship in the traditional manner"

Famous quotes containing the word worship:

    Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death.
    Feodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881)

    We worship the aesthetic, but we do not have faith in it.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    Almost like a god looking at her terribly out of the everlasting dark, she had felt the eyes of that horse; great glowing, fearsome eyes, arched with a question, and containing a white blade of light like a threat. What was his non-human question, and his uncanny threat? She didn’t know. He was some splendid demon, and she must worship him.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)