Clerics and the Clergy
I was taught some time ago that it is not proper to use "clergy" as a plural for clerics. A cleric is a member of the clergy. Clerics are member of the clergy. Clergy is a singular noun, and should be reface by the article "the." --Fr Lev 13:45, July 3, 2008 (UTC)
"There is no set universal rule for the training of clergy, and there is some variation among the local churches (autocephalous churches)."
Goodness, it varies from diocese to diocese in most jurisidctions, that is, if there is any training at all !! Chrisg 14:11, July 3, 2008 (UTC)