In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(at mass/at a wedding) oficiarto officiate at sth — oficiar ( en ) / celebrar algo
- to officiate as chair — ejercer las funciones de presidente
- At the initial condolence ceremony, the marabout officiates, transmitting his religious blessing or benediction (called al baraka) to the guests.
- The priest who officiated at the wedding welcomed me equally as a co-celebrant.
- Fr Percy officiated at the service at which everyone wept.
- Last year members of the society officiated at 49 marriage services - up 80% on the previous year.
- I counsel couples seeking marriage and officiate at their weddings.
- Many still officiate at weddings with little or no regard for premarital education.
- As Brendan was leaving the church, and by this time definitely pushing his luck, he spoke to the priest who had officiated at the service.
- A common type of gift for clergy is the customary honoraria for officiating at weddings or funeral services.
- The pastors officiating at the funeral wore their purple stoles.
- A cousin of the bride celebrated the Mass and officiated at the ceremony.
- My character actually officiated at several marriage ceremonies.
- Requests for him to officiate at services outside a church building are up 25 percent.
- Already the diocese of Boston has 200 such deacons, who can officiate at weddings, conduct funeral services, visit the sick, distribute Holy Communion - and preach.
- Unlike in Christianity, marriage is not a sacrament, and monks do not officiate at wedding ceremonies.
- Most typically, the pastor begins and closes the service, preaches the sermon or homily, officiates at the sacraments, if offered, and does the anointing.
- He officiated at the service and later imparted Benediction to all present.
- The first priest to officiate at a service in the church since the 1770s, he led the prayers at annual graveyard Mass for the assembly of over 300 people.
- Ministers are already allowed to conduct marriage ceremonies outside churches and last year officiated at 380 such weddings, an increase of 41 on the previous year.
- Tack was her ordination sponsor and officiated at Smith's wedding.
- A lama (Buddhist religious leader) officiates at the ceremony.
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