solemn observance

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whist'--a solemn observance, to which, as it appears to us, the title of 'game' has been very irreverently and ignominiously applied.
The faithful are also encouraged to visit the Adoration Chapel as well as to do charity work and acts of self-denial and sacrifices in preparation for the solemn observance of the Holy Week.
Tiangco said the opposition party joins the rest of the Filipino people in the solemn observance of the Christian tradition as they pray for sincere compassion, genuine forgiveness and reconciliation.
Last year during the twominute silence, which is always properly observed, it was distressing to see that the gaudy advertising screens over the entrance to the St Johns Precinct Car Park were still operating and displaying their flashing images during this solemn observance.
The bombings also raised fears of further sectarian attacks at the approach of a solemn observance.
Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Northridge, where an intensive series of Holy Week rituals included the solemn observance Friday of Jesus Christ's crucifixion and taking down from the cross.
Thus again there is no room for anything but solemn observance of Anzac Day--the All Souls Day of Australia--and so we come before God not in the bright vestments of festival and the joyous music of triumph; but with tokens of Christian penitence and sorrow for the sins of the world which caused the sacrifice of those bright young lives, our dearest and our best.
Roman Catholics will observe the first Friday of Lent tomorrow, traditionally considered with the next six Fridays until March 30, Good Friday, as a Day of Sacrifice, in preparation for the solemn observance of the Holy Week, which begins on March 25, Palm Sunday.
Roman Catholic Churches in different parts of the country have begun accepting old palm fronds (palaspas) from last year's Palm Sunday celebration in preparation for next week's solemn observance of Ash Wednesday on February 14, which marks the start of the 40-day Season of Lent.
today at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Sucat, Muntinlupa City in solemn observance of the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, a special title given to the Blessed
Originally known as the Feast of All Martyrs in memory of the martyrs of the early Church who died for their faith in Christ, All Saints' Day has since evolved into a solemn observance during which the Church remembers all who have died in the faith.
Mejia, Secretary General; and the Filipino Catholic faithful in their solemn observance of Ash Wednesday.