What is worship?

  • (verb): Show devotion to (a deity).
    Example: "Many Hindus worship Shiva"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Worship

Worship is an act of religious devotion usually directed towards a deity. The word is derived from the Old English worthscipe, meaning worthiness or worth-ship — to give, at its simplest, worth to something.

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... Roman Catholics Together Reed Biblical Worship Book Review by Reed, Presbyterian Worship Old and New — A Review and Commentary upon Worship in Spirit and Truth, a book by John Frame (Phillipsburg ... pages) An Essay by Reed on Presbyterian Worship — An Extended Review and Commentary Based upon the Geneva Papers by James Jordan Reed on the Decline of American ...
Shaktism
... of power' or 'doctrine of the Goddess') is a denomination of Hinduism that focuses worship upon Shakti or Devi – the Hindu Divine Mother – as the absolute, ultimate Godhead ... practitioners of Shaktism, focus most or all worship on Shakti, as the dynamic feminine aspect of the Supreme Divine ... Shiva, the masculine aspect of divinity, is considered solely transcendent, and his worship is usually relegated to an auxiliary role ...
Aspects of Worship
... Ancestor worship Animal worship Idol worship Intercession Imperial cult Major world religions ...
Kamidana
... They are most commonly found in Japan, the home of kami worship ... to house a chosen kami, thus giving it a physical form to allow worship ... Worship at the kamidana typically consists of the offering of simple prayers, food (e.g ...

More definitions of "worship":

  • (noun): The activity of worshipping.
  • (verb): Attend religious services.
    Example: "They worship in the traditional manner"
  • (noun): A feeling of profound love and admiration.
    Synonyms: adoration

Famous quotes containing the word worship:

    Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death.
    Feodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881)

    When we really worship anything, we love not only its clearness but its obscurity. We exult in its very invisibility.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    You don’t know what you might be if you would look beyond the ball, the opera, the fashion-plate—and right over the heads of the perfumed, mustached bipeds who call themselves men and worship at your feet.
    Mattie Chappelle, U.S. women’s magazine contributor. The Revolution (April 28, 1870)