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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Kamidana
... They are most commonly found in Japan, the home of kami worship ... is 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 ...
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
... Faith — Evangelicals and Roman Catholics Together Reed Biblical Worship Book Review by Reed, Presbyterian Worship Old and New — A Review and Commentary upon. 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 American Presbyterianism Reed Presbyterian Government in ...
Shaktism
... 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 ... Śākta, शाक्त), practitioners of Shaktism, focus most or all worship on Shakti, as the dynamic feminine aspect of the Supreme Divine ... 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 ... 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":

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

Famous quotes containing the word worship:

    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)

    Your worship speaks like a most thankful and reverend youth, and I praise God for you.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    My religion is no garment to be put on and off with the weather. You had better know that, all of you. I shall worship as I please and hope for all men to worship as they please in Scotland.
    Dudley Nichols (1895–1960)