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Special Services

These special services are held not at the Zion church but at the member’s home. These can be further sub-divided into those held to celebrate a particular occasion corresponding with a life cycle event and those special services held in times of particular troubles. Those of the first group include Botsetsi (end of mother and newly born baby’s confinement), Wedding/Lomipi, Matshediso (cleansing of bereaved), Funeral, and Badimo (Ancestral feasts). Those of the second group include Diapelo (Prayers) and Setlhabelo (Sacrifice).