A presbyter elder; a minister
A presbyter; one who belongs to the intermediate order between bishop and deacon. He is authorized to perform all ministerial services except those of ordination and confirmation.
One who officiates at the altar, or performs the rites of sacrifice; one who acts as a mediator between men and the divinity or the gods in any form of religion; as, Buddhist priests.
To ordain as priest.
A character class in many systems. Priests generally have something to do with a god and draw 'spiritual' power from them.
A person who serves a god/goddess in a temple.
(1) A holy man who takes an officiating role in worship of any religion, with the distinguishing characteristic of offering sacrifices. (2) A male dedicated to both his choosen deities and humankind.
An ordained member of the clergy set apart by the Church for particular (not better) ministries and authorized to celebrate Holy Communion and pronounce God's forgiveness in worship. After seminary, a person is ordained deacon (who is not authorized to celebrate Communion or pronounce absolution) and, a year later, ordained priest.
The traditional English translation of the Greek word presbyteros. A priest is a member of the clergy ordained by a Bishop and set apart by the Church for particular ministries, including the celebration of the Holy Communion and the pronouncement of God's blessing and the forgiveness of sin (absolution).
Presbyter] A man who held the second highest of the holy orders, after that of bishop and above that of deacon; term derived from the Greek word presbuteros, "elder". (Lynch, Joseph H. The Medieval Church: A Brief History, 364)
The second rank of the Ordained Clergy.
(PREEST / PREEST-ehs) - People who are the focal points of power for their Gods. The Gods choose them at birth and give them a special birthmark that indicates their destiny.
A person ordained by a bishop to be a servant of the Church through Word and Sacrament. Prior to ordination, a priest has served for a period of time as a Deacon.
One of a hereditary class that had traditional rights to serve God in the sanctuary.
non-celibate Buddhist clergy from certain Chinese and Japanese Buddhist traditions.
A clergyperson who may celebrate the Eucharist, give blessings and forgive sins.
The minister who is typically in charge of a parish
one chosen by God to serve Him in the sanctuary of our hearts; a minister communicating to God, walking in the light of God's revelation, applying the blood of Christ.
synonymous with minister in the context of our church
An office of the Aaronic Priesthood. A worthy young man may be ordained a priest when he is 16 years of age or older. Newly baptized adult men are also normally ordained priests shortly following their baptism. Some of a priestâ€(tm)s responsibilities are to administer or bless the sacrament and to preach the gospel to the members.
a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders
a bridegroom, just as Christ is the bridegroom of our souls
a character of holy devotion
a Christian, a member of the Church, called by God to proclaim the "Good News" of salvation to the world and to lead God's people in worship, especially in making present the saving sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross in the Eucharist
a co-worker with the bishop
a descendant of Aaron
a father-figure plus
a father who represents the Son
a holy man because he walks before the Face of the All Holy
a holy man or woman who takes an officiating role in worship of any religion
a licensed Catholic oriented Wedding Service who can perform Marriage Ceremonies on the day of the blessed union
a lover of God
a man for Christ, a man for the Church, and a man for others
a man in love with God
a man of God, a soul chosen from the multitudes to bring to the many children of God, the message of the divine Kingdom to come
a man of God, chosen solely from the world to be a representative of the Son of God
a man of God, for others, and his experience of dealing with so many families and so many couples enriches him
a man who has crucified himself so that he too may be lifted up and draw all things to Christ
a man who has received the sacrament of Holy Orders
a man who is called Father by everyone except his own children who are obliged to call him Uncle
a man whose goal is to be another Christ
a mediator between God and all men, begging God to be merciful to the sins of men
a mediator between God and man
a mediator, I replied, a sort-of spiritual middleman, by turns dispensing the gifts of God to men and offering the gifts of men to God
a Mediator or intercessor
a mediator who represents the people of God, His elect, as a holy nation in the Presence of Jehovah and prepares a way by which they themselves might approach God
a minister destined by God to be a public ambassador of the whole Church, to honor him, and to obtain graces for all the faithful
an ALTER CHRIST, offering the HOLY SACRIFICE thru the HOLY MASS on behalf of us for the LIVING and the DEAD, inthe PERSONA of CHRIST
an intercessor between man and God and between God and man
an intermediary or a mediator between God and a community, or between God and an individual
an old man, who cares for the temple and has made sacrifices to the gods all his life
an ordained man who, in addition to the office of ministry and preaching, acts in the Person of Christ at the Eucharistic Sacrifice, and offers it to God in the name of all the people
a person representing the human race (believers) to God
a person who has been affirmed by the larger community as one designated to convey the means of grace to Christians in the community
a person who offers up to God sacrifices and gifts on behalf of man
a person who represents the congregation before God
a person who represents the people to God
a public person called by God to act on behalf of society as its mediator with God, especially by offering Him the supreme worship of sacrifice
a representative (or stand-in) for Christ
a sacramentally ordained individual, who, as a result of ordination, has imparted upon his soul an indelible character as a result of ordination
a teacher of Christianity, and the greatest of all revolutionists was Christ
a vessel of God
a minister of the church empowered to administer the sacraments, most particularly that of the Eucharist or Holy Communion, as well as those of confession and extreme unction
The second of three orders of the sacred ministry one who has been ordained by a bishop to administer the Sacraments of the Church.
From the Greek presbyter, meaning â€œelder.â€ In the early church, bishops presided at the Eucharist, but as the Church grew bishops delegated this function to priests. Thus priests were added to the ordained ministry of the bishop and deacon, forming the three levels of holy orders. Priests preside at Eucharist and sacramental rites.
A man who, through the Sacrament of Holy Orders, is ordained for the service of the people to God. He celebrates the Eucharist, administers sacraments, preaches and performs pastoral functions.
(or Presbyter) - A clergyman ordained for the care of souls and the administration of the sacraments. A man must serve as a deacon for a time (normatively, one year) before he may be ordained to the priesthood. (The word comes from the Greek "presbuteros," meaning "elder.")
a holy man or woman who has an officiating role in some schools of Buddhism.
In Christianity, an ordained member of the clergy of some Anglican, Roman Catholic, or Eastern Orthodox faith groups ranking below a bishop and above a deacon. Generally, a member of the clergy authorized to perform the sacred rites of a religion.
A person called to serve and minister to a congregation as its practical and spiritual leader, who is ordained by the Episcopal church and authorized to perform sacred rites and rituals.
one who mediates between God and man and administers the sacraments and graces of God. He has received the Holy Orders.
an ordained person who loves and serves the people they work with. They also care for the young and old, strong and weak, and rich and poor. They preach, declare God’s forgiveness to penitent sinners, pronounce God’s blessing, share in the administration of Holy Baptism and celebration of the mysteries of Christ’s Body and Blood, and perform other entrusted ministrations.
ordained Minister of Roman Catholic, Anglican or Orthodox church
This word comes from a Greek word, presbyter, meaning elder. Priests are ordained for sacramental ministry. Forms of address, like father or mother, depend upon the priest's preference and local custom.
The ordained minister of a Roman Catholic, Episcopal or Orthodox church; one who administers the sacraments. In the Episcopal Church, priests may be male or female and may marry.
An ordained clergy person who facilitates the use of ritual, liturgy and teaching in order to draw people into a deeper relationship with God.
The etymology of priest in English is a contraction of the Greek word for elder (presbuteros) with the clearly implied understanding of sacerdos (L. for the Greek iereus). By the authority of the bishop, a priest is enabled to administer all the sacraments with the exception of Confirmation and Holy Orders which are traditionally and exclusively Episcopal sacraments (those administered only by a bishop). Courtesy indicates the priest should be addressed by his or her personal preference: Mother, Father, Ms., Mr., first name, etc.
What most churches call Ministers or Pastors, Episcopalians, Roman Catholics and Orthodox call Priests. A person becomes a Priest by being ordained for life by a Bishop. Most Bishops require candidates to undertake special training before ordaining them, which training is typically obtained in a theological college or seminary.
a man ordained in the Sacrament of Holy Orders for the purpose of preaching, celebrating Mass,* administering the sacraments, and, in general, having the care of souls.
an ordained member of the clergy empowered to celebrate the Eucharist and to pronounce the absolution of sins (second in line of ordained seniority: bishop, priest, deacon)
(in Bible times) a man who did religious duties for the Israelite people, so represented them before God
a special term for the minister of a Roman Catholic or Episcopal or Orthodox church; originally the term mean someone who performed a sacrifice; later the term referred to those who said Mass; now often synonymous with minister although the older terminology is still familiar in some churches.
The third office in the Aaronic Priesthood.
The idea of priesthood is found in almost all the great religions except that of Islam. It is usually associated with ‘sacrifice'. In the New Testament the term is only used of the whole people of God or of Jesus himself as the ‘great high priest'. The second order of ministry now known as priest was originally known as ‘presbyter' or ‘elder'. It was not until the second century that the term ‘priest' became popular. The modern usage retains both elements. A priest is a teacher and elder of the church who also offers a sacrificial ministry of service based on the self offering of Jesus Christ. In the Anglican, Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches only priests and bishops are allowed to preside at the Eucharist. They alone bless and pronounce absolution.
a special term for the minister of a Roman Catholic or Episcopal or Orthodox church. Only a priest (or Bishop) can celebrate the Eucharist.
A person who brought sacrifices and prayers to God for all the people. In Israel, a priest had to be from the tribe of Levi.
(Hebrew kohen) A functionary usually associated, in antiquity, with temples and their rites; a priest offered sacrifices and prayers to God on behalf of the people; in Israel, only Aaronic Levites could be legitimate priests; in classical Christianity, the office of priest was developed in connection with celebration of the mass and eucharist, and with celibacy as an important qualification especially in Roman Catholicism.
A presbyter. A cleric in one of the three orders of ordained ministry. The ministry of a priest is to represent Christ and his Church, particularly as pastor to the people; to share with the Bishop the overseeing of the Church; to proclaim the Gospel; to administer the sacraments; and to bless and declare pardon in the name of God.
The office of priest is an office in the Aaronic Priesthood in the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.