What is worship?

  • (noun): A feeling of profound love and admiration.
    Synonyms: adoration
    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
... is a denomination of Hinduism that focuses worship upon Shakti or Devi – the Hindu Divine Mother – as the absolute, ultimate Godhead ... Śākta, शाक्त), practitioners of Shaktism, focus most or all worship on Shakti, as the dynamic feminine aspect of the Supreme Divine ... Shiva, the masculine aspect of divinity, is considered solely transcendent, and his worship is usually relegated to an auxiliary role ...
Kevin Reed - Reed's Writings and Interactions With His Work
... 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 and Truth. 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 ...
Aspects of Worship
... Ancestor worship Animal worship Idol worship Intercession Imperial cult Major world religions ...
Kamidana
... found in Japan, the home of kami worship ... 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "worship":

  • (noun): The activity of worshipping.
  • (verb): Attend religious services.
    Example: "They worship in the traditional manner"
  • (verb): Show devotion to (a deity).
    Example: "Many Hindus worship Shiva"

Famous quotes containing the word worship:

    Always the seer is a sayer. Somehow his dream is told: somehow he publishes it with solemn joy: sometimes with pencil on canvas: sometimes with chisel on stone; sometimes in towers and aisles of granite, his soul’s worship is builded; sometimes in anthems of indefinite music; but clearest and most permanent, in words.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    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)

    I hear as good exclamation on your worship as of any man in the city.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)