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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Aspects of Worship
... Ancestor worship Animal worship Idol worship Intercession Imperial cult Major world religions ...
Kamidana
... They are most commonly found in Japan, the home of kami worship ... 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 ...
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 Truth, a book by John Frame (Phillipsburg. 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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
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 ... Shiva, the masculine aspect of divinity, is considered solely transcendent, and his worship is usually relegated to an auxiliary role ...

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:

    Freedom of speech is of no use to a man who has nothing to say and freedom of worship is of no use to a man who has lost his God.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, who rules all creation!
    O my soul, worship the source of thy health and salvation!
    All ye who hear, Now to God’s temple draw near;
    Join me in glad adoration!
    Joachim Neander (1650–1680)

    Rationalists are admirable beings, rationalism is a hideous monster when it claims for itself omnipotence. Attribution of omnipotence to reason is as bad a piece of idolatry as is worship of stock and stone believing it to be God. I plead not for the suppression of reason, but for a due recognition of that in us which sanctifies reason.
    Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869–1948)