Laity

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The '''laity''' comprises all '''lay persons''' collectively. This means any person who is not a member of the [[clergy]] or of any [[monastic]] order.
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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In the Orthodox Church, the laity are the people of God and are responsible for preserving the integrity of the faith as much as the bishops. The example for this that is often given is that of bishops being refused entrance to their cities after the [[Council of Florence]] until they recanted of their signatures. The laity refused to accept that the Council's decisions were in accord with the Orthodox faith.
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Revision as of 07:32, February 24, 2007

The laity comprises all lay persons collectively. This means any person who is not a member of the clergy or of any monastic order.

In the Orthodox Church, the laity are the people of God and are responsible for preserving the integrity of the faith as much as the bishops. The example for this that is often given is that of bishops being refused entrance to their cities after the Council of Florence until they recanted of their signatures. The laity refused to accept that the Council's decisions were in accord with the Orthodox faith.


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