solemn invocation

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By a solemn invocation of the divine blessing, by the singing of an appropriate dirge to the memory of the fallen by the chaste eloquence of Mr.
Similarly, if solemn invocations of peace spoken at Middle East summits were snowflakes, the sun-smitten Levant would be a perpetual winter wonderland.
In the idopahvana various fragments of foodstuffs, especially the purodasa or "offering cake," are mixed with melted butter in a vessel, and a priest holding this vessel recites a number of solemn invocations, including one to the female figure Ida.