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presbyter

1. 
a. an elder of a congregation in the early Christian Church
b. (in some Churches having episcopal politics) an official who is subordinate to a bishop and has administrative, teaching, and sacerdotal functions
2. (in some hierarchical Churches) another name for priest
3. in the Presbyterian Church
a. a teaching elder
b. a ruling elder
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Since the bishop confers sacramental orders on the presbyters, in this sense it is not the same relationship, for no pope or primate possesses a higher sacramental order:
The ministry may be undertaken for life by persons who are convinced of their call to the permanent diaconate of the church and possess gifts for such a district ministry, not to be ordained subsequently as presbyter within the threefold ministry of the CNI.
In some cases, the elder presbyter of the UECBE turned to the commissioner asking for solutions to local problems, like in the case of the small Muhu Baptist Church.
He delivered greetings from his master, the grand ruler of India, the Presbyter John, and he presented to the emperor three gigantic and marvelously colorful gemstones along with his master's question.
ABRAHAM is a presbyter of the Church of South India, and director of the South Asian Theological Research Institute in Bangalore.
His successor Zosimus encouraged the appeal of a delinquent African presbyter, Apiarius, which severely tested a normal African deference.
8) What Milton's insight that 'New Presbyter is but old Priest writ large' meant,(9) amongst other things, was that the whole of Bacon's tract could be treated as a repository of anti-authoritarian arguments.
Time, Caterina Cornaro, Cyprian the Presbyter, Maria of the Senate, Archbishop Cyprian, General Grivas, and Archbishop Makarios III).
The followers of Arius, a presbyter of the church of Alexandria, in the 4th century.
What did a presbyter do in a Roman worshipping community at that time, and what is the value of such a late testimony?
John Parry, erstwhile presbyter of the Church of Bangladesh, now serves as a minister of the United Reformed Church in the United Kingdom.
a Korean-American woman as moderator; an African-American stated clerk; herself, a Latina woman, recently selected as the new executive presbyter.