offer sacrifice

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Now the people of Pylos were gathered on the sea shore to offer sacrifice of black bulls to Neptune lord of the Earthquake.
But of this we will take thought hereafter; for the present, let us draw a ship into the sea, and find a crew for her expressly; let us put a hecatomb on board, and let us send Chryseis also; further, let some chief man among us be in command, either Ajax, or Idomeneus, or yourself, son of Peleus, mighty warrior that you are, that we may offer sacrifice and appease the the anger of the god."
"Chryses," said he, "King Agamemnon has sent me to bring you back your child, and to offer sacrifice to Apollo on behalf of the Danaans, that we may propitiate the god, who has now brought sorrow upon the Argives."
In the first place, he is thought just, and therefore bears rule in the city; he can marry whom he will, and give in marriage to whom he will; also he can trade and deal where he likes, and always to his own advantage, because he has no misgivings about injustice and at every contest, whether in public or private, he gets the better of his antagonists, and gains at their expense, and is rich, and out of his gains he can benefit his friends, and harm his enemies; moreover, he can offer sacrifices, and dedicate gifts to the gods abundantly and magnificently, and can honour the gods or any man whom he wants to honour in a far better style than the just, and therefore he is likely to be dearer than they are to the gods.
"They cause that in all the universe men purify and sanctify their hearts, and clothe themselves in their holiday garments to offer sacrifices and oblations to their ancestors.
Ajimobi, who noted that the occasion of the Eid-El Kabir was a time to offer sacrifice to the almighty Allah, urged Nigerians to give utmost priority to national interest above selfish ambitions.
A cleric said, "Today, we offer sacrifice. I want to say that sacrifice here also means giving up all the bad habits a person possesses ." (ANI)
There are many who used to offer sacrifice in the past but are unable to sustain the tradition as their incomes have gone down.
He said Pakistan was our own country and all minorities were ready to offer sacrifice for solidarity and security of country.
He said the incident of Karbala gives a lesson about being ever-ready to offer sacrifice for the attainment of greater objectives.
He said Muslims all over the world were able to apply through the website to offer sacrifice during Eid.
Israeli settlers had earlier announced they would storm al-Aqsa mosque and offer sacrifice in its courtyard.