Definition of divine service in English:

divine service


  • [mass noun] Public Christian worship.

    • ‘Two days after his arrival Wakefield held divine service on Church Hill.’
    • ‘There is to be a ‘little bell’ rung to summon residents to divine service.’
    • ‘In one church someone made what I considered one of the most brilliant offering calls I'd ever heard during a divine service.’
    • ‘Breaking with the habit of a lifetime, I decided to attend divine service at one of the more upscale Anglican churches.’
    • ‘Caroline and Alice attended divine service the next morning in the first class dining saloon with Mr. Thomas.’
    • ‘Buckland's 1836 chapel was the result of a complaint that divine service hadn't been performed for the local ‘servants’ in seven years.’
    • ‘He became obsessed with study, sleeping only four hours a night and allowing two hours for rest and going to divine service.’
    • ‘Who has not had occasion to convince himself of the travesty of a divine service of song, presented in a real folk synagogue?’
    • ‘Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.’
    • ‘Moreover, questions would often arise during the divine service, when it is forbidden for a Kohen-priest to leave the sanctuary area.’
    • ‘On the morning of the fourth day we went to divine service together, were all and equally blessed and sprinkled with holy water.’
    • ‘The site for Bathurst NSW, was selected, proclaimed and, the first divine service held there.’
    • ‘The General directs that the army remain in its present quarters, and that the Chaplains perform divine service with their several Corps and brigades.’