Definition of memorial service in English:

memorial service

noun

  • A ceremony of religious worship to commemorate the life of a person, typically someone who has recently died.

    ‘a memorial service was held in Westminster Abbey on 25 November’
    • ‘Her friends are organizing a memorial service to be held in Detroit later this month.’
    • ‘Now every year a special memorial service is held to remember all those who perished in the awful disaster.’
    • ‘During a February 1 memorial service, hundreds celebrated his life.’
    • ‘The memorial services will follow a private family funeral.’
    • ‘Councillors laid a wreath at the recent Holocaust memorial service.’
    • ‘The 1 November Memorial Service was important.’
    • ‘Members of his immediate family attended a memorial service in New York yesterday.’
    • ‘There will be a memorial service held in his honour at St. Ignatius Church on the 15th of October.’
    • ‘There will be a public memorial service at St Luke's Church at 11 am tomorrow.’
    • ‘Thousands of firefighters, police and rescue workers took part in an inter-faith memorial service.’
    • ‘I think it's right that we have a national memorial service to remember the sacrifice and all the work that was done by those people who served our country.’
    • ‘Families of the victims of the devastating bombings yesterday wept for their loved ones at emotional memorial services that united them in grief at opposite sides of the world.’
    • ‘The official memorial service is scheduled for next Friday afternoon.’
    • ‘The 3rd Battalion held a private memorial service for him.’
    • ‘His memorial service was conducted under the auspices of the Unitarian Church.’
    • ‘Feasting and drinking are used in coming-of-age ceremonies, religious ceremonies, and funeral/memorial services.’
    • ‘Mary and I went to the Memorial Service last Saturday in St. Michaels; it was very touching, solemn, and reverent.’