German translation: (Gottes)dienst nach Vorschrift
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09:51 Feb 26, 2018
English to German translations [PRO] Religion / Christian
English term or phrase:motions
Church meetings were merely going through the motions, with most people in a negative, sunken state.
Would the Lord be pleased to see them going through the motions like this?
es geht darum, dass der gottesdienst leblos ist und alles nur wiederholt wird.
The suggestions so far are not "other sentences with the same meaning" but they are translations (you can call them "literal translations", if you want). You need to translate the phrase "to go through the motions", not the noun "motions".