consists of the priest, ministers and pastors of Christian churches. In the medieval church this term referred to both regular priest who were monks subject to a rule (regula) of a monastic order and Of the world in contrast to the divine. more priest who were not monks but ministered among the populace (Of the world in contrast to the divine. more) at the local church. All bishops and other high a term translated from the Greek word “Ecclesia” which means an assembly called together and is sometime translated as a congregation. A church is... more officials are priests, but not all monks were ordained to the priesthood. The Catholic clergy are ordained through the Comes from the Latin term sacramentum, which is a translation of the Greek term mysterion meaning “mystery,” and originally was used to refer to a... more of Is one of the seven Roman Catholic sacraments and refers to the ordaining of a priest endowing him with authority to perform the Church sacraments and... more whereby their soul is marked by a special spiritual power that enables them to change the bread and wine of the refers to both the bread and wine consumed in the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper and to this sacred rite itself. The term comes from the Greek word ... more into the literal flesh and blood of Derived from a Greek term meaning anointed and is equivalent to the word “messiah” from Hebrew roots. The anointing references the act of installi... more. Contrary to popular belief, the term does not refer to protest against the Roman Catholic Church. The term original refers to a formal protest lodged ... more clergy are not regarded as having any extra powers than the Or “lay persons” is a term derived from the Greek word for “the people,” and refers to the rank and file membership of the church in contrast ... more and are often referred to as ministers which means servant or pastors which means shepherds.