Procession of the Holy Ghost

Procession of the Holy Ghost
Procession Pro*ces"sion, n. [F., fr. L. processio. See {Proceed}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of proceeding, moving on, advancing, or issuing; regular, orderly, or ceremonious progress; continuous course. --Bp. Pearson. [1913 Webster]

That the procession of their life might be

More equable, majestic, pure, and free. --Trench. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is moving onward in an orderly, stately, or solemn manner; a train of persons advancing in order; a ceremonious train; a retinue; as, a procession of mourners; the Lord Mayor's procession. [1913 Webster]

Here comes the townsmen on procession. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Eccl.) An orderly and ceremonial progress of persons, either from the sacristy to the choir, or from the choir around the church, within or without. --Shipley. [1913 Webster]

4. pl. (Eccl.) An old term for litanies which were said in procession and not kneeling. --Shipley. [1913 Webster]

{Procession of the Holy Ghost}, a theological term applied to the relation of the Holy Spirit to the Father and the Son, the Eastern Church affirming that the Spirit proceeds from the Father only, and the Western Church that the Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son. --Shipley.

{Procession week}, a name for Rogation week, when processions were made; Cross-week. --Shipley. [1913 Webster]


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