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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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"There is a real scope for lay readers to go beyond just taking services - even taking on some of the sacramental work is a possibility.
Fairfield Porter, John Ashbery, and Frank O'Hara are wholly absent, which, for a book that seeks to win over lay readers with elegant but snappy prose, is perversely insular.
John's, Nfld., establishing a training program for lay readers in conjunction with Queen's College in St.
Written in plain terms for the lay reader and illustrated with black-and-white photographs, The Back Pain Chronicles is enthusiastically recommended not just for back pain sufferers, but also for everyone who seeks to avoid joining their ranks.
"It just makes me feel so good," said Verna Firth, 50, an Inuvialuit lay reader and treasurer of the congregation.
The Bridges Of Pittsburgh by Bob Regan (A University of Pittsburgh visiting professor and geographic systems expert) is a categorical listing of each of these bridges, written in accessible terms for the intrigued lay reader and the research professional alike.
As fascinating for the lay reader as it is informative to professional archaeologists and historians, and recommended for library and personal history, archaeology, and ancient civilization reference shelves.
Belize: Reefs, Rain Forests And Mayan Ruins is an excellent resource for bringing the lay reader up to date quickly on the people, forces, and events that have shaped Belize up to the present day, recommended for armchair travelers, amateur historians, and would-be tourists looking to better understand their travel destination.
Striving to delineate ontological theory in terms accessible to the lay reader, Being And Life is a welcome introduction to this school of self-help philosophy that centers upon the existence of the self.
Written in plain terms for the lay reader, Securing a Retirement Income for Life features a wealth of easy-to-use tables for quickly estimating relevant figures, as well as an index for crossreference, and is especially recommended for anyone confused by myriad options for retirement planning.
Secret Methods Magicians And Others Use To Deceive Their Audience provides a lay reader's guide to common methods used to fool or mislead audiences.
Written to be accessible to the lay reader, Reaching True Peace offers resonant guidelines to one's inner journey of individual evolution of consciousness, drawing upon ancient wisdom and teachings as well as modern schools of thought.