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  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • Clergy members
    • Members of the clergy
    • Ministers (Clergy)
    • Ordained clergy
    • Ordained ministers
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  • Sources

    • found: Merriam Webster online dictionary, July 8, 2015(clergy: people (such as priests) who are the leaders of a religion and who perform religious services)
    • found: Dictionary of occupational titles, via WWW, May 27, 2016(Clergy Member; alternate titles: minister; preacher; priest; rabbi. Conducts religious worship and performs other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination as authorized, and provides spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members: Leads congregation in worship services. Prepares and delivers sermons and other talks. Interprets doctrine of religion. Instructs people who seek conversion to faith. Conducts wedding and funeral services. Administers religious rites or ordinances. Visits sick and shut-ins, and helps poor. Counsels those in spiritual need and comforts bereaved. Oversees religious education programs. May write articles for publication and engage in interfaith, community, civic, educational, and recreational activities sponsored by or related to interest of denomination. May teach in seminaries and universities. May serve in armed forces, institutions, or industry and be designated Chaplain. When in charge of Christian church, congregation, or parish, may be designated Pastor or Rector. May carry religious message and medical or educational aid to nonchristian lands and people to obtain converts and establish native church and be designated Missionary)
    • found: O*NET - Occupational Information Network, via WWW, May 27, 2016(Clergy. Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination as delegated by ordinance, license, or other authorization. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members)
    • found: cn 92032506: The guide to expenses and deductions for members of the clergy, 1991-.
    • found: sn 92023234: Social security for members of the clergy and religious workers, 1991.
    • found: Hine, J.R. Grounds for marriage : a study and work manual to be used by marriage counselors, members of the clergy, and couples preparing for marriage, ©1985.
  • Change Notes

    • 2015-07-08: new
    • 2017-01-31: revised
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