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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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The Sword of the Lord: Military Chaplains from the First to the Twenty-First Century.
However, in cases requiring attention, agents will forward the e-mail to the appropriate response element in the overseas military community for resolution or intervention by a family advocacy representative, the military chaplain, or other appropriate local agency.
Dobes said the military chaplain removed from office has the same means of recourse as any other Catholic person similarly removed.
Catherine Askew distinctly remembers the moment when she knew she wanted to be a military chaplain to the Canadian Forces.
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A TOP US military chaplain is desperate to find an Eisteddfod chair made in Australia and awarded to an eminent Welsh poet more than 80 years ago.
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The Mass, celebrated by a military chaplain, went on as gunfire and explosions outside the cathedral provided a booming background noise to prayers and hymns.
Nigel Shaw has served as a military chaplain since his ordination to the priesthood in 1985.
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