Examples of priesthood in a Sentence
an ancient civilization that was ruled by a priesthood
What is the influence of the priesthood in today's society?
Recent Examples of priesthood from the Web
It’s hard to maintain any preconceived notions about the priesthood after Father Jeff Poirot starts talking about his beer.
Three years later he was ordained to priesthood at Augustinian College.
And what if the Roman Catholic Church were to do away with the all-male, celibate priesthood?
Bishop Newman began six decades in the priesthood as an assistant pastor at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church near Patterson Park.
In November, Francis paid a visit to seven families with men who had left the priesthood to marry and have children.
Originally from New York, Mannetta first came to Guam in 1980 as a seminarian and was ordained into the priesthood at the Archdiocese of Agana in May 1983, according to Pacific Daily News files.
Rather than go into the family profession of firefighting, he was drawn to the priesthood instead, Callais said.
Casey lived at St. Francis Assisi Monastery in Milwaukee, where he was ordained into the priesthood in 1904.
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First Known Use of priesthood
before 12th century
PRIESTHOOD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of priesthood for English Language Learners
the priesthood : the job of being a priest
: a group of priests in a particular religion
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