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Definition of Priest

Priest

  1. A presbyter elder; a minister
  2. One who is authorized to consecrate the host and to say Mass; but especially, one of the lowest order possessing this power.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. To ordain as priest.

Priest Quotations

A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend - and he's a priest.
Erma Bombeck

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?'
Martin Luther King, Jr.

No lying knight or lying priest ever prospered in any age, but especially not in the dark ones. Men prospered then only in following an openly declared purpose, and preaching candidly beloved and trusted creeds.
John Ruskin

In the third grade, a nun stuffed me in a garbage can under her desk because she said that's where I belonged. I also had the distinction of being the only altar boy knocked down by a priest during mass.
Bruce Springsteen

Without transformation, you can assume you're at a high moral, spiritual level just because you call yourself Lutheran or Methodist or Catholic. I think my great disappointment as a priest has been to see how little actual spiritual curiosity there is in so many people.
Richard Rohr
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Priest Translations

priest in Dutch is pastoor, geestelijke, pastor
priest in German is Priester
priest in Hungarian is katolikus pap
priest in Italian is sacerdote
priest in Spanish is preste, sacerdote
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