[ noun ] (religion,Christianity) a person authorized to conduct religious worship
Used in print(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
A teenage girl , Abigail_Williams , is being sharply questioned by her minister uncle , the Reverend_Samuel_Parris , about a wild night affair in the woods in which she and some other girls had seemed to have had contact with these evil beings .(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
There was so much interest shown in this present-day venture that it was continued on B.B.C. , where comments were equally made by an Anglican parson , a Free_Church minister and a Catholic priest .
Almost daily something is reported which feeds this Catholic hope in England : statistics of the increasing numbers of converts and Irish Catholic immigrants ; news of a Protestant minister in Leamington who has offered to allow a Catholic priest to preach from his pulpit ; a report that a Catholic nun had been requested to teach in a non-Catholic secondary_school during the sickness of one of its masters ; the startling statement in a respectable periodical that `` Catholics , if the present system is still in_operation , will constitute almost one-third of the House_of_Lords in the next generation '' ; a report that 200 Protestant clergymen and laity attended a votive Mass offered for Christian unity at a Catholic_church in Slough during the Church Unity Octave .(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)
Seated on the platform were Amos_C._Barstow , ex-mayor of Providence and a wealthy Republican stove manufacturer ; Thomas_Davis , an uncompromising Garrisonian ; the Reverend_Augustus_Woodbury , a Unitarian minister ; the Reverend_George_T._Day , a Free-Will Baptist ; Daniel_w._Vaughan , and William_H._H._Clements .(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)
`` Know this : the ministers will not yield to the demands of Bern '' .
[ verb ] attend to the wants and needs of others
"I have to minister to my mother all the time"
Used in print(The Atlanta Constitution...)
Yet every Sunday we sinners go_to that emergency_room to receive first_aid , and we leave unmindful that the man who ministered to us is a human_being who suffers , too .(Tracts published by American Tract Society,...)
As I ministered to his needs , I noticed that his face was radiant in_spite_of his suffering and I learned that he was trusting not_only in the skill of his doctor and nurse but also the Lord .
It makes my work a great_deal easier to be able to pray for the Lord 's guidance while ministering to the physical needs of my patients .