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altar call Syllabification: al·tar call

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of altar call in English:


A summons to the altar at a Christian worship service to those wishing to show their commitment: I never responded to an altar call, or if my pastor gave an altar call, I didn’t think it applied to me
More example sentences
  • Their deep voices reverberate straight to the soul - they could propel many a sinner down the altar call aisle.
  • When someone comes forward for the altar call, they are always accompanied by friends or ‘welcome group members’ who kneel with them on the floor and pray with them.
  • And I felt very moved at that meeting, I think I was about 14 at the time, and went forward at that meeting at the kind of altar call at the end to make a sort of public declaration to Christ.
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