The priest, a big promoter of interfaith dialogue in Syria, was cheered upon his arrival in Raqqa.
The Vatican clearly has had enough of Flannery and last week silenced the 65-year-old priest.
When I was 12 years old,” Kevin confesses, “I wanted nothing more in life than to be a priest.
Hopefully [priest sex abuse] will truly be over one day, and then we can talk about forgiveness.
Does this priest, Father Flynn, embody the future, the change, the upsetting of her little fiefdom?
He was no priest now—he was shorn of the profession which had been his life.
The priest whose flattery be-dropt the Crown, How hurt he you?
No wonder the priest sent his boy ahead to break the awful news.
You know that after the priest and the doctor it's the saloonkeeper that knows a man's number.
Night fell as the priest stepped upon the shore of his new home.
Old English preost probably shortened from the older Germanic form represented by Old Saxon and Old High German prestar, Old Frisian prestere, all from Vulgar Latin *prester "priest," from Late Latin presbyter "presbyter, elder," from Greek presbyteros (see Presbyterian).
An alternative theory (to account for the -eo- of the Old English word) makes it cognate with Old High German priast, prest, from Vulgar Latin *prevost "one put over others," from Latin praepositus "person placed in charge," from past participle of praeponere (see provost). In Old Testament sense, a translation of Hebrew kohen, Greek hiereus, Latin sacerdos.
One who is designated an authority on religious matters. In some churches, especially the Anglican Communion, Eastern Orthodox Church, and Roman Catholic Church, the ordained church leader who serves a congregation of believers is called a priest. The priests in these churches administer the sacraments, preach, and care for the needs of their congregations. (See also minister and pastor.)