Religious Glossary - common terms used related to Religion
Worship - "Worship is honor and adoration directed
to God. The New Testament uses several words for worship.
Two of them particularly are noteworthy. The first is proskuneo,
a commonly used term that literally means "to kiss toward,"
"to kiss the hand," or "to bow down." It is the word for worship
used to signify humble adoration. The second word is latreuo,
which suggests rendering honor, or paying homage. (Calgary
Worship usually refers to specific acts of religious praise,
honour, or devotion, typically directed to a supernatural
being such as a god or goddess. It is the informal term in
English for what sociologists of religion call cultus, the
body of practices and traditions that correspond to theology.
An essential element of parish life, which gives expression
to the sacramental and prayer life of parishioners. Encompasses
both Sunday Eucharist and other ritual forms of sacred celebration.