"Alternate Thursdays were Bernard's Solidarity Service days."
The Solidarity Service is similar to, but also a perversion of religious services
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A Solidarity Service has many parallels to a Christian mass. It is intended to bring members of the same caste closer together and closer to Ford (G0d). As in a Christian service, hymns are sung: Make Us One, Come Greater Being, and Rejoice In The Greater Being. 

In a religious service, sacred food may be consumed or sacred objects worshipped. Ritual words or prayers might be recited. Here, a cup of soma is passed around, and each person recites specific declarations before they drink (e.g. "I drink to my annihilation").

The service may resemble a mass, but its values are a mockery of traditional religious values. The Solidarity Service ends with an orgy ("orgy-porgy"), encouraging participants to give in to their desires.