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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
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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ACCA certification ensures a chaplain's work will be held to the highest ethical and professional standards.
Christian military chaplains were introduced to the Bundeswehr about 60 years ago.
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Keith, who has been the airport's chaplain since 2009, said: "We have selected Children 1st as the Chaplain's Charity because it is a leader in its field.
After he was commissioned on Sunday he said: "It's a tremendous privilege to be licensed as a Police Chaplain. I'm really looking forward to working with the policing community and being able to help them when they need it most."
If you walk into almost any hospital in the United States today, chances are you will find a chaplain on duty.
After more research, lots of praying and long discussions with his wife, Wullenweber decided to apply for the Air Force Chaplain Candidate Program and was accepted.
Heap meets all the qualifications to serve as a chaplain. He holds a master's degree from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University and a theological history degree from Oxford University.
--Canon Megan Collings-Moore, chaplain, Renison University College
"But chaplains are there to serve the club/sports person, it's not the job of a chaplain to turn every defeat into a neat little Bible story, the job is to come in and be an effective Christian witness and to support the club and those associated with the club.