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a Christian clergyman attached to a private chapel of a prominent person or institution or ministering to a military body, professional group, etc



in the Catholic and Anglican churches:

(1) A clegyman in charge of a chapel or home church and also an assistant parish priest.

(2) A clergyman in the army; in bourgeois states, as a rule, the chaplain has the rank of an officer or general. In addition to his religious functions, the chaplain is also responsible for the political convictions and morale of the soldiers and officers.

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99 Presbyterian clergy served as military chaplains during World War II
For the entire list of organizations represented by the evangelical leaders who wrote to President Bush, see "29 Organizations Join Jones' Call to Protect Religious Freedom for Military Chaplains," January 4, 2006, available at http://jones.
The Sword of the Lord: Military Chaplains from the First to the Twenty-First Century.
Despite the presence of military chaplains as early as the colonial period, Jewish chaplains were not allowed in the United States military until the Civil War.
Fletcher spoke with the Anglican Journal about his role as head of the multi-faith military chaplain branch responsible for supporting the religious needs of CAF members and their families in Canada and overseas.
The seven-year-old, who Beveridge, a military chaplain at the Royal Naval Air Station at Yeovilton in Somerset, hopes to partner in the Grand Military Gold Cup at Sandown next spring, got up to score despite jumping the last in fifth place.
In a country that values religious pluralism and the separation of church and state, the military chaplain lives at the edge of several competing worlds.
And military chaplain the Reverend Alex Forsyth, minister of Markinch, continued the theme in his eulogy.
The Rev John Finlayson, a military chaplain, told the mourners to keep the memory of the young boys' father live.
A clergyman and Territorial Army soldier returns to his North-East parish next month after a four-month tour as a military chaplain with the British forces in Iraq.
Fletcher has had wide experience as a military chaplain and has also served various national ministries of the Anglican Church of Canada.

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