What is worship?

  • (verb): Show devotion to (a deity).
    Example: "Many Hindus worship Shiva"
    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 the Goddess') is a denomination of Hinduism that focuses worship upon Shakti or Devi – the Hindu Divine Mother – as the absolute, ultimate Godhead ... Shaktas (Sanskrit Śākta, शाक्त), practitioners of Shaktism, focus most or all worship on Shakti, as the dynamic feminine aspect of the Supreme Divine ... is considered solely transcendent, and his worship is usually relegated to an auxiliary role ...
Kevin Reed - Reed's Writings and Interactions With His Work
... and Roman Catholics Together Reed Biblical Worship Book Review by Reed, Presbyterian Worship Old and New — A Review and Commentary upon Worship in Spirit and. 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 ...
Kamidana
... found in Japan, the home of kami worship ... 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "worship":

  • (noun): A feeling of profound love and admiration.
    Synonyms: adoration
  • (verb): Attend religious services.
    Example: "They worship in the traditional manner"
  • (noun): The activity of worshipping.

Famous quotes containing the word worship:

    The worship of Mammon may be vulgar or immoral, but it persists while other religions falter and disappear.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    If worship have kept me, I had not gone.
    If wit might have me saved, I needed not fear.
    Sir Thomas More (1478–1535)

    A self-denial, no less austere than the saint’s, is demanded of the scholar. He must worship truth, and forgo all things for that, and choose defeat and pain, so that his treasure in thought is thereby augmented.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)