• (noun): The body of ordained religious practitioners.

Some articles on priesthood, priesthoods:

Maya Priesthood
... Until the discovery that Maya stelae depicted kings instead of high priests, the Maya priesthood and their preoccupations had been a main scholarly concern ... being highly ritualistic, would have been unthinkable without a developed priesthood ... Like other Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican priesthoods, the early Maya priesthood consisted of a hierarchy of professional priests serving as intermediaries between the ...
Seraphim Chichagov - Priesthood
... He began his pastoral work in the Church of the Twelve Apostles ... He paid 15,000 rubles out of pocket to renovate the dilapidated church ...
Setting Apart
... church for that position, one or more Melchizedek priesthood holders "set apart" the person to serve in that calling ... The priesthood holders accomplish this by giving the person a priesthood blessing by the laying on of hands ... If the recipient is being set apart as a president of a priesthood quorum, including a stake president or a bishop, "priesthood keys" are also conferred upon them ...
Mormonism And Race - Racial Policy Ends in 1978
... The problem of determining priesthood eligibility in Brazil was thought to be nearly impossible due to the mixing of the races in that country ... worthy man in the church may receive the Holy Priesthood, with power to exercise its divine authority, and enjoy with his loved ones every blessing that follows there from, including the blessings of the ... all worthy male members of the church may be ordained to the priesthood without regard for race or color ...
Collegio Beda
... convert clergymen wishing to prepare for the Roman Catholic priesthood ... Christian denominations and wished to prepare for the Catholic priesthood ... as Collegio Pio, also included lifelong Catholics, drawn to the priesthood fairly late in life ...

Famous quotes containing the word priesthood:

    The priesthood is a marriage. People often start by falling in love, and they go on for years without realizing that that love must change into some other love which is so unlike it that it can hardly be recognised as love at all.
    Iris Murdoch (b. 1919)

    The priesthood in many ways is the ultimate closet in Western civilization, where gay people particularly have hidden for the past two thousand years.
    Bishop John Spong (b. 1931)