(redirected from Rites)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Rites: last rites
References in classic literature ?
The rites of the Dum-Dum marked important events in the life of the tribe--a victory, the capture of a prisoner, the killing of some large fierce denizen of the jungle, the death or accession of a king, and were conducted with set ceremonialism.
His marriage rites Are consummated in the halls of Death: A witness that of ills whate'er befall Mortals' unwisdom is the worst of all.
It was in this stage of the rites that the scout again addressed them:
The manual rites then ceased and all present reverted to the more spiritual part of the ceremonies.
And while you are here, you shall rule all that lives and moves and shall have the greatest rights among the deathless gods: those who defraud you and do not appease your power with offerings, reverently performing rites and paying fit gifts, shall be punished for evermore.'
Then she went, and to the kings who deal justice, Triptolemus and Diocles, the horse-driver, and to doughty Eumolpus and Celeus, leader of the people, she showed the conduct of her rites and taught them all her mysteries, to Triptolemus and Polyxeinus and Diocles also, -- awful mysteries which no one may in any way transgress or pry into or utter, for deep awe of the gods checks the voice.
1) O when the flying foe, Turning at last to bay, Soon will give blow for blow, Might I behold the fray; Hear the loud battle roar Swell, on the Pythian shore, Or by the torch-lit bay, Where the dread Queen and Maid Cherish the mystic rites, Rites they to none betray, Ere on his lips is laid Secrecy's golden key By their own acolytes, Priestly Eumolpidae.
"We named the project 'Free Last Rites for Orphan Dead Bodies' and started it 2 years ago.
Perhaps Western Rite apologists comfort themselves with the belief, however unreasonable, that before coming to the point where Eastern and Western churches reunite, the Western churches would realize what a mistake the Missal of Paul VI and the 1979 Book of Common Prayer have been and revert to the older rites.
This research project aims to study, from a comparativist perspective, both the transformations of classical rites of passage and the new emerging rites as markers of individual passages, in order to apprehend contemporary ritual practices from a theoretical reflection on the notion of passage.
It covers the post-LBW development of the adult catechumenate, the suggested changes in the rites of the ELCA's current Renewing Worship (RW) project, the role of confirmation, first communion, and the role of the bishop in Christian initiation.
The Rite for the Great Sanctification of Water opened with a prayer, followed by three readings from Isaiah, and a reading from Corinthians I.