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in Christianity: see orders, holyorders, holy
[Lat. ordo,=rank], in Christianity, the traditional degrees of the clergy, conferred by the Sacrament of Holy Order. The episcopacy, priesthood or presbyterate, and diaconate were in general use in Christian churches in the 2d cent.
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Priest

 

(in Russian, sviashchennik; official church designation, ierei; popular name, pop), a clergyman of the Orthodox Church having the right to perform church ceremonies, including the liturgy, and to administer the sacraments. The right to ordain priests and to assign them to a post in a parish is given to an eparchial bishop (arkhierei). A senior priest is an archpriest (protoierei), and a monastic priest is a hieromonk (ieromonakh). The clergymen of other churches, including some Protestant churches, are also sometimes referred to as priests in literature.

What does it mean when you dream about a priest? (minister or Rabbi)

A spiritual authority figure may symbolize the dreamer’s spiritual needs. In interpreting such a dream, one should note whether the figure was loving and caring, or dictatorial and condemning, as the character of an overbearing parent may be associated with a negative religious figure.

priest

[prēst]
(optics)
The Z tristimulus value.

priest

(feminine), priestess
1. Christianity a person ordained to act as a mediator between God and man in administering the sacraments, preaching, blessing, guiding, etc.
2. (in episcopal Churches) a minister in the second grade of the hierarchy of holy orders, ranking below a bishop but above a deacon
3. a minister of any religion
4. Judaism a descendant of the family of Aaron who has certain privileges in the synagogue service
5. (in some non-Christian religions) an official who offers sacrifice on behalf of the people and performs other religious ceremonies
6. a variety of fancy pigeon having a bald pate with a crest or peak at the back of the head
7. Angling a small club used to kill fish caught

Priest

(dreams)
The priest in your dream could represent spiritual needs, your conscience, a desire to be virtuous, inner guidance, or your higher self. This dream could be comforting if it reassures you that there is safety and strength in spiritual forces. Please remember that dream interpretation is very, very personal. Some people may have had negative experiences with clergy, and in that case the dream may have an entirely different tone. The spiritual forces represented in this dream could be intrinsic, revealing your own spiritual qualities, strengths, and abilities, or they could represent the spiritual forces around you.
References in classic literature ?
He felt quite sure that the sacrifice would go on from the point where it had been interrupted if the high priestess had her way, though he was equally positive that they would find Tarzan of the Apes unbound and with a long dagger in his hand a much less tractable victim than Tarzan disarmed and bound.
"I am La, high priestess of the Temple of the Sun, in the city of Opar.
The most perfect man, mentally and physically, is selected to be the husband of the high priestess."
The priests and priestesses knelt before her, while with wand extended above them she recited a long and tiresome prayer.
Then they and the priestesses formed in two lines, with their little golden cups in readiness to capture a share of the victim's lifeblood after the sacrificial knife had accomplished its work.
Pop priestess Sinead, 34, also known as Mother Bernadette, married journalist Nick Sommerlad, 27, after a three-month whirlwind romance.
Like a high priestess, Lesley Collier made her stately entrance in a blaze of light down the central one.
It is the tragic story of the Druid priestess Norma (Sandra Radvanovsky) and her passion for Pollione (Joseph Calleja) who is in love with a younger priestess, Adalgisa (Joyce Didonate) .
South Indian actress Amala Akkineni, who recently made her web debut with the paranormal series 'High Priestess', isn't keen on playing 'mum roles'.
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near Cairo that contains rare wall paintings and is believed to belong to a high-ranking Egyptian priestess, government officials said on Saturday.
Saved from death more than once as a child, mute Aissa is being raised with other orphans and servant children at the Hall of the High Priestess where she is called No-Name.
Berlin The head priestess of a Shinto shrine in Tokyo was killed when she was attacked by her brother with a samurai sword, Kyodo news agency reported on Friday, citing investigators.