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Chinese Lineage Associations
Chinese lineage associations, also kinship or ancestral associations ( or ), are a type of social relationship institutions found in Han Chinese The Han Chinese,
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Hanzu, or Han peopleChinese ancestral religion. They gather people who share the same Chinese surname, surname belonging to the same Chinese kin, kin, who often have the same geographical origin (ancestral home (Chinese), ancestral home), and therefore the same patron deity, deities. They aren't seen as distinct from the Chinese kin itself, but rather as its corporate form. These institutions and their corporeal manifestations are also ...
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Rite
A rite is an established, Ceremony, ceremonial, usually religious, act. Rites in this sense fall into three major categories: * rites of passage, generally changing an individual's social status, such as marriage, adoption, baptism, coming of age, graduation, or inauguration; * ritual, communal rites, whether of worship, where a community comes together to worship, such as Jewish synagogue or Mass (liturgy), Mass, or of another character, such as fertility rites and certain non-religious festivals; * rites of personal devotion, where an individual worships, including prayer and pilgrimages, pledge of allegiance, pledges of allegiance, or engagement, promises to wed someone. Christianity Catholicism and Orthodoxy Within the Catholic Church, "rite" often refers to what is also called a sacrament and respective liturgies based on liturgical languages and traditional local customs as well as the ceremonies associated with the sacraments. In Christian Catholicism, for example, the sac ...
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