divine service

noun

Definition of divine service 

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

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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, "Weiss: Discovering the true nature of our sins," 5 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of divine service

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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