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lay reader

1. Church of England a person licensed by a bishop to conduct religious services other than the Eucharist
2. RC Church a layman chosen from among the congregation to read the epistle at Mass and sometimes other prayers
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Parishes have lay readers that are not functioning, but only present at services.
Some clergy are not too keen on the idea, but I think it would be good for lay readers to help at funerals and possibly baptisms."
And so, under thematic headings that betray the book's back-to-the-garret/stroll-through-the-Salon bias--"Artists and Models," "The Probity of Art: Drawing," and "La Vie de Boheme"--the lay reader is offered an earnestly evasive tour of memorable, or at any rate retrievable, "art words" through the ages that lurches from Albrecht Durer to Michael Craig-Martin, Giorgio Vasari to Bruce Chatwin, Eugene Delacroix to Brian Eno, by way of Robert Louis Stevenson, Charlotte Bronte, John Berger, and artist's model extraordinaire Leigh Bowery.
It's a primer on biotechnology for lay readers and assumes no prior scientific or health knowledge to prove quite accessible--and surprisingly lively.
Choosing a Bible is an overview designed to help lay readers answer the question "Which Bible should I buy?" and does not go into extreme depth, but its list of recommended further reading will certainly point the curious in the right direction for advanced scholarly studies in Biblical translation.
A biting treatise, recommended for students of philosophy yet thoroughly accessible to lay readers.
Written in language accessible to lay readers, Making Sense Of The Bible describes at length the context of sacred verses and psalms, and their modern relevance.
John's, Nfld., establishing a training program for lay readers in conjunction with Queen's College in St.
Yet, in the Enchiridion, inspired by I Corinthians, Erasmus urges his lay readers to perform the corporal and spiritual works of mercy because all Christians are members of the Mystical Body of Christ.
However, irrespective of a few caveats, this book is a sane and readable account of the importance of trinitarian theology to be welcomed by students, clergy, and lay readers.
Sometimes Joe's prose reads like a Journalism 101 primer as she interprets industry jargon to lay readers. She also shows a tendency to rely too heavily on the clever plot structure to provide the narrative cohesion that her character development often does not.
MANY WORLDS IN ONE explains to lay readers these potentials, offering insights into physics advancements and developments and the possible coexistence of other universes.