Examples of priestly in a Sentence
He is a kind, priestly man.
majestically robed in priestly garments
Recent Examples of priestly from the Web
He is joined by parochial vicar the Rev. Philip Ilg, who arrived at St. Mary’s on his 30th birthday in 2016 for his first priestly assignment, and who leads the youth group and plays guitar.
The problem of priestly abuse might indeed be the sturdiest link between Francis and Benedict—and a lingering reminder that what has most grievously afflicted the Church in recent decades came not from the outer world, but from within.
Phillips is barred from performing any priestly duties, including administering the sacraments.
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.
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PRIESTLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of priestly for English Language Learners
: of or relating to a priest or to priests as a group : like a priest
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