The body of men set apart, by due ordination, to the service of God, in the Christian church, in distinction from the laity; in England, usually restricted to the ministers of the Established Church.
the group of ordained ministers of a church or denomination; all ministers together as distinguished from lay persons. When used in distinction from laity, the term includes both bishops and priests; sometimes the term refers to all priests except the bishops: as in the expression, "All bishops and other clergy..."
A group who leads or performs certain responsibilities within a religious organization.
a title referring to those who are ordained for the service of God and the Church, including deacons, priests and bishops. A distinction may be made between diocesan clergy, that is, those ordained for a particular diocese and committed in obedience to a particular bishop; and religious clergy, that is, those who belong to a religious community in the Church.
Three ranks ordained with the Laying-on-of-Hands. The three are Bishop, Priest and Deacon.
Those people who are appointed to work in the church. The three types of clergy are deacons, priests and bishops.
Priests or ministers who have been ordained into a specific religious denomination.
Pronunciation: (KLUR-jee) Ordained individuals who perform spiritual and/or religious functions.
clergy: priest in the Christian church
A commonly used designation within Christendom to denote those who have been ordained as priests or ministers.
clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity)
Men in Holy Orders; bishops, priests, deacons.
A general title referring to those ordained: priests, deacons and bishops, whether part of the diocesan organization or a religious congregation.
Certain senior officers of the Societies dress up as clergy and are the target of hand-launched fireworks at the fire sites. Originally this was to mock the Roman Catholic church, perceived as being behind the Gunpowder Plot. Its intention now is less clear. See also Pope.
The whole body of men set apart by ordination for the service of God in the Christian church: distinguished from laity
a general term for a body or group of ordained people
Members of the Church who performed official duties at different levels. Bishops, priests, friars, monks, are examples of clergy officials.
The Clergy includes the Deacons, Priests, and Bishops of the church.
The official or sacerdotal class of a religion.
those ordained for religious service
Those ordained to the threefold ministry of the Church - Bishops, Priests and Deacons, as distinguished from laymen.
Collective term referring to male persons who administer the rites of the Church through Holy Orders.
religious leaders or officials who are called, trained, and ordained for religious service
The clergy are those men within the Church community who have received the sacrament of Holy Orders, that is, deacons, priests and bishops. They may be called clerics.
Those trained and ordained to teach, preach and lead worshipping communities in the belief and practice of the Christian faith.
ordained people, priests, bishops and deacons
Clergy is the generic term used to describe the formal religious leadership within a given religion. The term comes from Greek ÎºÎ»Î·ÏÎ¿Ï‚ (a lot, that which is assigned by lot (allotment) or metaphorically, heritage).