- The sacerdotal role of the Christian laity, whose spiritual sacrifice and virtuous life makes a dwelling place for the Holy Spirit, is placed in complete opposition to the formal procedures of the Roman clergy.
- The Holy See forbade clerics to join the new organization, and it implored prelates to observe vigilantly all sacerdotal activities in order to secure the subservience of priests and to rout out rebels and rogues.
- The resulting properly pious disposition serves the earthly church by providing it with members who do not challenge sacerdotal authority.
- Buildings like the Pantheon or Hagia Sophia were devices that introduced light to grand interiors in ways that reinforced their sacerdotal purposes.
- By sacrament I mean, in addition to the material aspects of sacramental ritual, all outward, public, sacerdotal and ecclesiastically oriented forms of religious expression.
- Ahe covered herself with her hands and scurried to the altar and pulled the sacerdotal cloth from the stone offering table.
- The man is in fact respected in the family precisely because of the sacerdotal function that he fulfils.
- We of sacerdotal cloth are here to guide, not rule.
- Whoever is actually conducting the services, ordained minister or visiting lay preacher, the pattern is irretrievably sacerdotal, the congregation neither speaking by itself nor performing an action from start to finish.
- But these sacerdotal voices state orders; they do not discourse the way Sarastro does.
- Psychologists call it transcendence, which has a suitably sacerdotal ring; and comprises traits of self-forgetfulness, connectedness to the natural world and mysticism.
- His first work, Christianity not Mysterious, opposes sacerdotal authority and fideism.
- The New Testament writers freely mixed and blended legal and sacerdotal metaphors because they understood that neither kind of metaphor completely captures the full mystery of salvation.
- If anything, there was the feeling that there was something almost sacerdotal going on in the upper strata of the literary, and this could only be to the good.