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.
Solemn observance started with the hoisting of the national flag at half-mast at the Chancery at 9.30 am by Mr.
John Vianney Church in Barangay Cembo, Makati City, in solemn observance of the Feast of Saint John Vianney, the patron saint of priests and model of all parochial clergy.
"May this solemn observance inspire all of us to work together in improving the plight of our workers by creating an environment conducive to their personal and professional growth and development," he added.
'As we hold this solemn observance, it is my hope that we will all be inspired to remain steadfast like our forefathers and their allies in upholding our sovereignty and in protecting the rights and freedoms that our people enjoy today,' he said.
I invite the people of the world who share our grief to join us in this solemn observance.
This is to allow solemn observance of the two minutes' silence at 11am.
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. The deaths come three days before the climax of Ashura.
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.
Ann in Taguig City, in solemn observance of the Feast of Saints Joachim and Ann (San Joaquin and Santa Ana), venerated as the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the grandparents of Jesus Christ.
He added: "As we hold this solemn observance, it is my hope that we will all be inspired to remain steadfast like our forefathers and their allies in upholding our sovereignty and in protecting the rights and freedoms that our people enjoy today." Also on the Day of Valor, individualsincluding senatorial bets Neri Colmenares, Chel Diokno and Leody De Guzmantrooped in front of Chinese Embassy in Makati, decrying what they call China's incursion of Philippine territories in the West Philippine Sea.