What is procession?

  • (noun): (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
    Example: "The doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son"
    Synonyms: emanation, rise
    See also — Additional definitions below


A procession (French procession via Middle English, derived from Latin, processio, from procedere, to go forth, advance, proceed) is an organized body of people walking in a formal or ceremonial manner.

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Bangalore Karaga - Bengaluru Karaga Route
... Taking a deity in procession is an old custom in India among many religions ... The sacred route is physically temporary it happens only while the procession is going on ... Once the procession is over, people are expected to remember that the route is sacred ...
Processions in Art - In Music
... The Procession-Manchester Orchestra where the singer tries to get over the death of someone at their funeral procession ...
Sanch Procession
... The Procession de la Sanch is an annual ceremony in several towns in France ... with Christian traditions of Good Friday, and today a long procession of black-robed people are led in silence by someone in a red robe to the solemn ...
Basilica Of The Holy Blood - Procession of The Holy Blood
... The Procession of the Holy Blood seems to have emerged as a civic ceremony by the late thirteenth century ... Instituted in 1303, the ceremonial procession commemorates the deliverance of the city, by the national heroes Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck, from French tyranny in May of the previous year and ... The reliquary used during the procession is displayed in the Basilica Museum ...
Star Boys' Singing Procession
... The Star boys' singing procession has children and young people walking about with a movable star on a rod ... The singing procession and the folk drama had its roots in an old medieval ecclesiastical play, centred on the Three Magi of the Christmas story in the Gospel of Matthew (Mt 2,1 ... The singing procession and play was usually observed each year during the period between 27 December and 6 January (the feast of the Epiphany) ...

More definitions of "procession":

  • (noun): The group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation.
    Example: "Processions were forbidden"

Famous quotes containing the word procession:

    Its imaginary value will increase with the years, and if he [his grandson-in-law] lives to my age, or another half century, he may see it carried in the procession of our nation’s birthday, as the relics of the saints are in those of the church.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    We want in every man a long logic; we cannot pardon the absence of it, but it must not be spoken. Logic is the procession or proportionate unfolding of the intuition; but its virtue is as silent method; the moment it would appear as propositions and have a separate value, it is worthless.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The day was ending at it was the hour of which I do not want to speak, the hour without a name, when the sounds of evening ascended from all the floors of the prison in a procession of silence.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)