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Pastor vs. Apostle

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Pastornoun

A shepherd; someone who tends to a flock of animals.

Apostlenoun

A missionary, or leader of a religious mission, especially one in the early Christian Church (but see Apostle).

Pastornoun

Someone with spiritual authority over a group of people

Apostlenoun

A pioneer or early advocate of a particular cause, prophet of a belief.

Pastornoun

A minister or a priest in a Christian church.

Apostlenoun

A top-ranking ecclesiastical official in the twelve seat administrative council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Pastorverb

To serve a congregation as pastor

Apostlenoun

A person who is plucked, that is, refused an academic degree.

Pastornoun

A shepherd; one who has the care of flocks and herds.

Apostlenoun

(legal) A letter dismissory.

Pastornoun

A guardian; a keeper; specifically (Eccl.), a minister having the charge of a church and parish.

Apostlenoun

(legal) A note sent to an appeal court presenting the appeal in summary.

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Pastornoun

A species of starling (Pastor roseus), native of the plains of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. Its head is crested and glossy greenish black, and its back is rosy. It feeds largely upon locusts.

Apostlenoun

(legal) The trial court record sent to an appeal court concerning an appeal.

Pastornoun

a person authorized to conduct religious worship

Apostlenoun

Literally: One sent forth; a messenger. Specifically: One of the twelve disciples of Christ, specially chosen as his companions and witnesses, and sent forth to preach the gospel.

‘He called unto him his disciples, and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles.’;

Pastornoun

only the rose-colored starlings; in some classifications considered a separate genus

Apostlenoun

The missionary who first plants the Christian faith in any part of the world; also, one who initiates any great moral reform, or first advocates any important belief; one who has extraordinary success as a missionary or reformer; as, Dionysius of Corinth is called the apostle of France, John Eliot the apostle to the Indians, Theobald Mathew the apostle of temperance.

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Pastor

A pastor (abbreviated as or {singular}, or {plural}), is the leader of a Christian congregation who also gives advice and counsel to people from the community or congregation. In Lutheranism, Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy and Anglicanism, pastors are always ordained.

‘Pr’; ‘Ptr’; ‘Ps’;

Apostlenoun

A brief letter dimissory sent by a court appealed from to the superior court, stating the case, etc.; a paper sent up on appeals in the admiralty courts.

Apostlenoun

an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform;

‘an apostle of revolution’;

Apostlenoun

any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people

Apostlenoun

(New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel

Apostlenoun

each of the twelve chief disciples of Jesus Christ.

Apostlenoun

an important early Christian teacher or pioneering missionary

‘Kiril and Metodije, the apostles of the Slavs’;

Apostlenoun

a vigorous and pioneering advocate or supporter of a particular policy, idea, or cause

‘a man once known as the apostle of free-market economics’;

Apostle

An apostle (), in its most literal sense, is an emissary, from Greek ἀπόστολος (apóstolos), literally , from the verb ἀποστέλλειν (apostéllein), . The purpose of such sending off is usually to convey a message, and thus is a common alternative translation; other common translations include and .The term derives from the Greek of the New Testament and was used for Jesus's original Twelve Apostles (including Peter, James, and John), as well as a wider group of early Christian figures, including Paul, Barnabas, and Junia.

‘one who is sent off’; ‘to send off’; ‘messenger’; ‘ambassador’; ‘envoy’;

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