Examples of priestly in a Sentence
He is a kind, priestly man.
majestically robed in priestly garments
Recent Examples of priestly from the Web
Yezidis have three castes: the laypeople known as Murids, and the priestly Sheikhs and Pirs.
Those gifts were heavy with symbolism: gold for the child who was hailed as a king, frankincense in honor of his priestly mission, and myrrh, which was used in funereal preparations.
The roughly half-dozen relics include a lock of St. Pio’s hair, a glove with blood from his stigmata wounds and his priestly mantle.
Advocates of priestly abuse victims question how Francis could have been unaware of the allegations against Corradi since he was publicly named by the Italian victims starting in 2009 and most recently in 2014.
The priestly ministrations of these two unforgettable performers compel every audience member to undergo Citizen’s journey.
The horses watch him, three velvety dinosaur heads scanning this end-of-his-rope man with a balance of priestly inquiry and animal indifference.
This is not at all a trivial point, as many in the heartland, where Catholicism has waned in part due to church abuse cases, want to identify with a homegrown priestly role model and are looking to Rother to galvanize enthusiasm for the church.
There Kolbe carried out his priestly ministry while enduring humiliation and abuse.
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First Known Use of priestly
Synonymsclerkly, ministerial, pastoral, clerical, sacerdotal
Antonymslay, nonclerical, secular, temporal
Related Wordsevangelical (also evangelic), missionary; apostolic, canonical, diaconal, diocesan, episcopal, papal, patriarchal, pontifical; churchly, ecclesiastic, ecclesiastical; divine, holy, religious, sacramental; conventual, mendicant, monachal, monastic; caliphal, rabbinic (or rabbinical)
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