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pastor

1. a clergyman or priest in charge of a congregation
2. a person who exercises spiritual guidance over a number of people
3. a S Asian starling, Sturnus roseus, having glossy black head and wings and a pale pink body
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Now, if the truth must be told, the honest pastor had arranged a little programme, according to which this affair was to develop itself; and, on the way up, all had very cautiously and prudently exhorted each other not to let things out, except according to previous arrangement.
In fact, it was a troublesome matter to do up exactly in proper order; but the good pastor, at last, succeeded in getting everybody quiet, and delivering the speech with which he had intended to open the exercises; and in which, at last, he succeeded so well, that his whole audience were sobbing about him in a manner that ought to satisfy any orator, ancient or modern.
The time had been when a word from my old pastor would have put me in the right way again.
For two or three months, he contented himself with hinting that he feared the air began to disagree with him; then, finding that the place really no longer was, to him, what it had been, he settled his business on his assistant, took a bachelor's cottage outside the village of which his young friend was pastor, and instantaneously recovered.
announced today the 2nd annual celebration of National Care for Pastors Sunday—a day for churches across the nation to express appreciation to ministers and their families, to be celebrated on the second Sunday of every October.
Two pastors will retire and 15 priests, including three that will be ordained June 29, will receive new jobs.
Pastor Ken Iveson, pastor at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, in Cadoxton, Barry, said: "He was one of the best pastors I have ever met.
We know for a fact that in the past some pastors who were released by Iranian officials were murdered just days after their release.
Moreover, Peterson tells us, he never had much time for pastors who like to "get things done," or "make things happen.
STREET pastors in Coventry have been thanked by the Lord Mayor for their work with some of the most vulnerable people in the community.
Still there are pastors who are only visible during the weekly liturgy and graduation exercises.