divine service

noun

Definition of divine service

: a service of Christian worship specifically : such a service that is not sacramental in character

Examples of divine service in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the invitation of the Evangelical Church and the Council of Churches in Namibia, the mortal remains of two victims of the genocide 1904-1908 in former German Southwest Africa are returned during a divine service. Suyin Haynes, Time, 28 May 2021 Had that event not occurred, the first born rather than the Priest or Levite would have undertaken the mission to perform divine service. Rabbi Avi Weiss, sun-sentinel.com, 31 Aug. 2020 Had that event not occurred, the first born rather than the Priest or Levite would have undertaken the mission to perform divine service in one's home. Rabbi Avi Weiss, Jewish Journal, 5 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of divine service

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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31 May 2021

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“Divine service.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divine%20service. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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