A period of keeping awake during the time usually spent asleep, esp. to keep watch or pray
my birdwatching vigils lasted for hours
as he lay in a coma the family kept vigil
A stationary, peaceful demonstration in support of a particular cause, typically without speeches
(in the Christian Church) The eve of a festival or holy day as an occasion of religious observance
a period of sleeplessness
the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
watch: a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
A vigil (from the Latin vigilia, meaning wakefulness) is a period of purposeful sleeplessness, an occasion for devotional watching, or an observance. The Italian word vigilia has become generalized in this sense and means "eve" (as in on the eve of the war).
Vigil is a studio album by The Easybeats. The album was released on October 17, 1968. It was later reissued by Repertoire Records and included ten more tracks.
Vigil was a mid to late 1980s modern rock band based out of Baltimore, Maryland.
Vigil is a 1984 New Zealand drama film directed by Vincent Ward. It was entered into the 1984 Cannes Film Festival.
Vigil (foaled 1873) was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse.
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(VIGILS) A form of protest in which individuals and groups stand, sit, walk, or pray at a site linked to an injustice or symbolically associated with principles of freedom, justice or peace.
(Vigils) The night Office, 15 minutes after Compline.
A Roman Catholic religious service held on the eve of the funeral service.
(Gr. olonychtia). Spiritual exercises during the night preceding the feast day of a saint or another major feast, observed by various spiritual preparations, prayers and services.
The knight’s watch the night before his elevation to knighthood, the accolade, frequently conducted upon the altar at a church. There is little mention of the practice before the late 15th century, yet it has become an iconographic part of the knightly image.
(n.): a watch. Jem is waiting and watching for Mr. Nathan to appear.
This is the visitation that takes place at a funeral home one to three days prior to the funeral. At the end of the vigil (the night before the funeral), a priest, deacon or parish minister leads prayers for the family. ...
A one-hour time of sadhana, ideally before sunrise, a regimen of puja, chanting of the Guru Mantra, personal japa, scriptural study, hatha yoga and meditation.
(n) a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention: a monent of silence
A sequestered period of reflection in which a person contemplates becoming a Companion of a Peerage Order.
religious services or prayers, usually held the night before a funeral. A vigil, as the name suggests, is a time for keeping watch.
A gathering of relatives and friends to say farewells and show respect for a dying person and to give support to his or her family; also known as a deathwatch.
Originally, a vigil was a Fast Day observed on the day before certain major Feast Days. In the 1979 Prayer Book a new service called the Great Vigil of Easter (BCP page 285) became a way to celebrate Easter on Holy Saturday.
The act of keeping watch over something
A watch kept during sleeping hours; the devotional services held on the evening before a religious festival. Vigil light is a candle burned as an act of devotion or petition.
period of sleeplessness or the act or period of observing; surveillance."When I was older, I read in my poetry books that yelda was the starless night tormented lovers kept vigil, enduring the endless dark, waiting for the sun to rise an bring with it their loved one" (143).