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)
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 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
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.
(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.")
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
(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.
Priest is an ongoing manhwa (Korean comic) series created by Min-Woo Hyung. It fuses the Western genre with supernatural horror and is notable for its unusual, angular art style. An interview with Hyung in Priest: Volume 1 suggests that the comic was inspired by the computer game Blood, which featured a similar horror-Western aesthetic and undead protagonist.
Priest was an MMORPG/shooter being developed in Korea by JCEntertainment based on the manhwa of the same name by Min-Woo Hyung. In the game the player could side with the templars or the demons in an Old West setting.
trained, ritual expert who acts as intermediary between living and dead or deities Primal religion: particularistic, based on life cycle, social harmony, success in food production of pre-literate peoples.
a religious role characterized by authority of "office," a functionary in an established official religion who celebrates its rituals, practices, and beliefs (in contrast to the religious role of the prophet)
a "ritual technician" who speaks to the holy or sacred on behalf of the people of a given community. Generally speaking, priesthood is a formal profession into which one enters voluntarily and for which one trains. A common feature of ancient religious traditions and/or primal communities is the existence of a "priestly class," i.e., an inner circle of ritual experts who can be called upon by an individual or by the community at large. See also Prophet.
A priest is a tool, often resembling a blunt weapon, used for quickly killing fish. Priests usually come in the form of a heavy metal head attached to a metal or wooden stick. The name "priest" comes from the notion of administering the "last rites" to the fish.
(KO-hayn) n. Kohen. Cohen. Priest. The priest and his descendants, traditionally considered to be directly descended from Aaron, but first used in the Tanakh in reference to Melchi-Tsedek (Gen. 14:18).
A priest is an augury of ill, if seen in dreams. If he is in the pulpit, it denotes sickness and trouble for the dreamer. If a woman dreams that she is in love with a priest, it warns her of deceptions and an unscrupulous lover. If the priest makes love to her, she will be reproached for her love of gaiety and practical joking. To confess to a priest, denotes that you will be subjected to humiliation and sorrow. These dreams imply that you have done, or will do, something which will bring discomfort to yourself or relatives. The priest or preacher is your spiritual adviser, and any dream of his professional presence is a warning against your own imperfections. Seen in social circles, unless they rise before you as specters, the same rules will apply as to other friends. See Preacher.