Forms of Worship


Forms of Worship
This list of 60 words refers to forms of worship - not specific religions or belief systems, but rather terms that denote a specific object of worship, be it saints, snakes or whatever. Related word lists you might want to check out are those for philosophical 'isms' and ecclesiastical terms. The words in this list mostly end in "-latry", from the Greek latreuein, to worship. While my wife might object, it is clear that my own reverence for words makes me a grammatolater. I suspect that this list may be rather incomplete, since people worship all kinds of crazy things these days.
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Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • WORSHIP — WORSHIP, service rendered to God and comprehending both the attitude of reverence and love toward the Deity and the activity – in conduct as well as ritual – in which the homage finds expression. Terminology The biblical vocabulary of worship is… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • worship — worshiper, n. worshipingly, adv. /werr ship/, n., v., worshiped, worshiping or (esp. Brit.) worshipped, worshipping. n. 1. reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred. 2. formal or ceremonious… …   Universalium

  • Worship — This article refers to the religious act. For the album by Michael W. Smith see Worship (album). For the style see Worship (style). [ Charles Sprague Pearce (1896). Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.] Worship usually… …   Wikipedia

  • worship — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ daily, regular ▪ evening, morning ▪ Sunday ▪ public ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • worship — has inflected forms worshipped, worshipping, and a derivative form worshipper in BrE, and often worshiped, worshiping, worshiper in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • Forms —    One great objection brought against the Episcopal Church by many persons not members of it is what they call forms and ceremonies. They say what they want is spiritual religion, and this objection seems to be so final with them there is… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Worship presentation program — A worship presentation program is a specialised presentation program designed for displaying images (primarily song lyrics) during some forms of Christian worship. Some programs also include other features to help plan the service or schedule… …   Wikipedia

  • worship — I UK [ˈwɜː(r)ʃɪp] / US [ˈwɜrˌʃɪp] noun [uncountable] * a) the activity of showing respect and love for a god, for example by singing or praying The building has been a place of worship since the eighth century. The whole school meets for the… …   English dictionary

  • Worship (style) — His or Her Worship is an honorific prefix for mayors, Justices of the Peace and magistrates in Commonwealth Realms. In spoken address, these officials are addressed as Your Worship or referred to as His or Her Worship; Australia is an exception… …   Wikipedia

  • Fire worship — Worship or deification of fire (also pyrodulia, pyrolatry or pyrolatria) is known from various religions. Fire has been an important part of human culture since the Lower Paleolithic. The earliest known traces of controlled fire were found at… …   Wikipedia


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