body+of+ecclesiastics

  • 1 Body of Christ — It was not unknown but it was unusual in the 1st cent. to use ‘body’ for a collection of people as Paul does for his important phrase ‘You are the body of Christ’ (e.g. 1 Cor. 12:27). He was probably attracted to the idea because of the… …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 2 Poland — • Country in eastern Europe Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Poland     Poland     † Cathol …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 3 spiritualty — /spir i chooh euhl tee/, n., pl. spiritualties. 1. Often, spiritualties. ecclesiastical property or revenue. 2. the body of ecclesiastics; the clergy. [1350 1400; ME spiritualte < MF < ML spiritualitas; see SPIRITUALITY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 4 clergy — n. Ministers, clergymen, the cloth, body of ecclesiastics (in distinction from the laity) …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 5 spiritualty — spir•it•u•al•ty [[t]ˈspɪr ɪ tʃu əl ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) rel Often, spiritualties spirituality 3) 2) rel the body of ecclesiastics; the clergy • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME spiritualte < MF < ML spīrituālitās; see spirituality …

    From formal English to slang

  • 6 spiritualty — /ˈspɪrətʃʊəlti/ (say spiruhchoouhltee) noun (plural spiritualties) Ecclesiastical History 1. (often plural) ecclesiastical property or revenue. 2. the body of ecclesiastics; the clergy …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 7 patristic literature — Body of literature that comprises those works (excluding the New Testament) written by Christians before the 8th century. It refers to the works of the Church Fathers. Most patristic literature is in Greek or Latin, but much survives in Syriac… …

    Universalium

  • 8 Coptic literature —       body of writings, almost entirely religious, that dates from the 2nd century, when the Coptic language of Egypt, the last stage of ancient Egyptian, began to be used as a literary language, until its decline in the 7th and 8th centuries. It …

    Universalium

  • 9 Welsh literature —       body of writings in the Welsh language with a rich and unbroken history stretching from the 6th century to the present.       A brief treatment of Welsh literature follows. For full treatment, see Celtic literature: Welsh (Celtic… …

    Universalium

  • 10 Austro-Hungarian Monarchy —     The Austro Hungarian Monarchy     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Austro Hungarian Monarchy     By this name is designated the European monarchy whose dominions have for their main life distributing artery the River Danube, in its course from… …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 11 Bishop — • The title of an ecclesiastical dignitary who possesses the fullness of the priesthood to rule a diocese as its chief pastor, in due submission to the primacy of the pope Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Bishop     Bishop …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 12 France — • Geography, statistics, and history Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. France     France     † …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 13 Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians) —     Congregation of Priests of the Mission     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Congregation of Priests of the Mission     A congregation of secular priests with religious vows founded by St. Vincent de Paul. The members add the letters C.M. to their… …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 14 Boniface VIII —     Pope Boniface VIII     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Boniface VIII     (BENEDETTO GAETANO)     Born at Anagni about 1235; died at Rome, 11 October, 1303. He was the son of Loffred, a descendant of a noble family originally Spanish, but long… …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 15 Pope Boniface VIII —     Pope Boniface VIII     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Boniface VIII     (BENEDETTO GAETANO)     Born at Anagni about 1235; died at Rome, 11 October, 1303. He was the son of Loffred, a descendant of a noble family originally Spanish, but long… …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 16 Scotland — • The northern portion of the Island of Great Britain Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Scotland     Scotland     † …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 17 Election — • In its broadest sense election means a choice among many persons, things, or sides to be taken. In the stricter juridical sense it means the choice of one person among many for a definite charge or function Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight.… …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 18 Anglican Orders — • In the creed of the Catholic Church, Holy Order is one of the Seven Sacraments instituted by Our Lord Jesus Christ Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Anglican Orders     Anglican Orders …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 19 Excommunication — • Exclusion from the communion, the principal and severest censure, is a medicinal, spiritual penalty that deprives the guilty Christian of all participation in the common blessings of ecclesiastical society Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight.… …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 20 Germany — • History divided by time periods, beginning with before 1556 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Germany     Germany     † …

    Catholic encyclopedia


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