Laity

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In religious organizations, the '''laity''' comprises all lay persons collectively. This can mean either any person who is not a member of the clergy or of any monastic order or, within such an order, a monastic who is not a priest (c.f., lay brother). In recent centuries, the term is often used more generally, in the context of any specialized profession, to refer to those who are not members of that profession.
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In religious organizations, the '''laity''' comprises all '''lay persons''' collectively. This can mean either any person who is not a member of the [[clergy]] or of any [[monastic]] order or, within such an order, a monastic who is not a [[priest]].
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==See also==
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*[[Ordination]]
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*[[Major orders]]
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*[[Minor orders]]
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==Source==
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*[[Wikipedia:Laity|''Laity'' at Wikipedia]]
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[[Category:Church Life]]

Revision as of 10:16, August 12, 2005

In religious organizations, the laity comprises all lay persons collectively. This can mean either any person who is not a member of the clergy or of any monastic order or, within such an order, a monastic who is not a priest.

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