altar call

altar call
noun Date: 1946 an appeal by an evangelist to worshipers to come forward to signify their decision to commit their lives to Christ

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Altar call — An altar call is a practice in some evangelical churches in which those who wish to make a new spiritual commitment to Jesus Christ are invited to come forward publicly. It is so named because the supplicants gather at the altar located at the… …   Wikipedia

  • altar call — an evangelist preacher s invitation at the end of the sermon, asking people to come forward to acknowledge a conversion. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • altar call —  Призыв к алтарю …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • altar call — /ˈɔltə kɔl/ (say awltuh kawl) noun Ecclesiastical an invitation for people to come to the front of a Christian meeting for ministry, especially a prayer for salvation in response to a sermon …   Australian English dictionary

  • altar call — noun : a general appeal issued by a preacher from the pulpit in evangelistic worship services inviting worshipers to come forward to the front of the church or meeting area to signify their decision to commit their lives to Jesus Christ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Altar — For other uses, see Altar (disambiguation). Detail from Religion, Charles Sprague Pearce (1896). Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C …   Wikipedia

  • altar — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ high, main ▪ makeshift, portable ▪ sacrificial VERB + ALTAR ▪ approach …   Collocations dictionary

  • Llamado al altar — El llamado al altar es una práctica de algunas Iglesias Evangélicas que consiste en una invitación realizada por un predicador para que aquellos que deseen hacer un compromiso espiritual con Jesucristo lo hagan públicamente, junto al altar… …   Wikipedia Español

  • The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys — Infobox Film name = The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys caption = The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys film poster director = Peter Care writer = Chris Fuhrman (novel), Jeff Stockwell, Michael Petroni starring = Jodie Foster, Emile Hirsch, Jena Malone …   Wikipedia

  • altarcall — altar call n. A specified time at the end of a Protestant service when worshipers may come forward to make or renew a profession of faith. Also called invitation. * * * …   Universalium

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