After the usual ceremonies Pierre rose and began his address.
They also reject the use of crucifixes and other symbols and ceremonies retained by the Lutherans.
An aide-de-camp, the Master of Ceremonies, went up to Countess Bezukhova and asked her to dance.
In Australia, among the Hottentots, in the Malay Peninsula and elsewhere, blood ceremonies are in use which are unconnected with the slaughter of a victim; in this blood ritual we may see another possible source of sacrifice.
Besides giving to the world the first accurate description of the holy city and the Haj ceremonies, he was the first to fix the position of Mecca by astronomical observations, and to describe the physical character of its surroundings.