Ritual (rites)

Ritual (rites)

Rituals or rites are a term used to describe a religious or tribal set of repeatable (singing or musical chants) symbolic actions involving the sacred or organizational (secret) Rituals can therefore include such actions as prayers involving praise, petition, vows or confession, making vows or ceremonials ordination, confirmation, marriage ceremonies, funeral rites and burials, feasts, fasts, alms giving, vigils, lamentations, blessings, thanksgiving, grace before meals, and contemplative or meditative prayer.

Nevertheless, the definition is too narrow for the modern world as is only covering traditional rituals, the lack of many rituals in todays society has been replaced by new and more personal interpretation as many old has lost is value and does not mean much anymore for the newer generations. In the western world for example a ritual called marriage should no longer have status as a ritual as more than 50 percent of the married are divorced A rite should include something that is a lifelong commitment, often involved a painful or dangerous action.

Tattooing is therefore a ritual; the increased popularity among many teenagers to get tattooed is a result of traditional rituals. These rituals confirm by marks on the body a membership for example to a particular gang. Travels also can be seen as a form of ritual many perform before getting established.


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