This was the first evidence he had seen here of public ritual.
Two have already been hinted at, namely sermons and public rituals.
If there were no public ritual with the greater society supporting the loss, the killing could be considered a murder.
More public rituals are often intended as a political statement after death.
The public ritual of choosing a running mate is peculiarly Democratic.
The clergy also became more important and more emphasis was put on public rituals.
In some public religious rituals the question of whether the ritual was primarily religious or political became an issue.
Advisers say the State of the Union is the president's most cherished public ritual.
Visiting the mosque was a public ritual, but there were private ones, too.
The various religious associations, which were responsible for a majority of local public ritual, came under review.