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Pastor vs. Bishop

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Pastornoun

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

Bishopnoun

(Christianity) An overseer of congregations: either any such overseer, generally speaking, or (in Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Anglicanism, etc.) an official in the church hierarchy (actively or nominally) governing a diocese, supervising the church's priests, deacons, and property in its territory.

Pastornoun

Someone with spiritual authority over a group of people

Bishopnoun

A similar official or chief priest in another religion.

Pastornoun

A minister or a priest in a Christian church.

Bishopnoun

(obsolete) Any watchman, inspector, or overlooker.

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Pastorverb

To serve a congregation as pastor

Bishopnoun

(obsolete) The holder of the Greek or Roman position of episcopus, supervisor over the public dole of grain, etc.

Pastornoun

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

Bishopnoun

The chief of the Festival of Fools or St. Nicholas Day.

Pastornoun

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

Bishopnoun

(chess) The chess piece denoted ♗ or ♝ which moves along diagonal lines and developed from the shatranj alfil ("elephant") and was originally known as the aufil or archer in English.

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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.

Bishopnoun

Any of various African birds of the genus Euplectes; a kind of weaverbird closely related to the widowbirds.

Pastornoun

a person authorized to conduct religious worship

Bishopnoun

(dialectal) A ladybug or ladybird, beetles of the family Coccinellidae.

Pastornoun

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

Bishopnoun

(alcoholic beverages‎) A sweet drink made from wine, usually with oranges, lemons, and sugar; mulled and spiced port.

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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’;

Bishopnoun

A bustle.

Bishopnoun

A children's smock or pinafore.

Bishopverb

(Christianity) To act as a bishop, to perform the duties of a bishop, especially to confirm another's membership in the church.

Bishopverb

To confirm (in its other senses).

Bishopverb

(Christianity) To make a bishop.

Bishopverb

To provide with bishops.

Bishopverb

To permit food (especially milk) to burn while cooking (from bishops' role in the inquisition or as mentioned in the quotation below, of horses).

Bishopverb

To make a horse seem younger, particularly by manipulation of its teeth.

Bishopverb

To murder by drowning.

Bishopnoun

A spiritual overseer, superintendent, or director.

‘Ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.’; ‘It is a fact now generally recognized by theologians of all shades of opinion, that in the language of the New Testament the same officer in the church is called indifferently "bishop" ( ) and "elder" or "presbyter."’;

Bishopnoun

In the Roman Catholic, Greek, and Anglican or Protestant Episcopal churches, one ordained to the highest order of the ministry, superior to the priesthood, and generally claiming to be a successor of the Apostles. The bishop is usually the spiritual head or ruler of a diocese, bishopric, or see.

Bishopnoun

In the Methodist Episcopal and some other churches, one of the highest church officers or superintendents.

Bishopnoun

A piece used in the game of chess, bearing a representation of a bishop's miter; - formerly called archer.

Bishopnoun

A beverage, being a mixture of wine, oranges or lemons, and sugar.

Bishopnoun

An old name for a woman's bustle.

‘If, by her bishop, or her "grace" alone,A genuine lady, or a church, is known.’;

Bishopverb

To admit into the church by confirmation; to confirm; hence, to receive formally to favor.

Bishopverb

To make seem younger, by operating on the teeth; as, to bishop an old horse or his teeth.

Bishopnoun

a clergyman having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve apostles of Christ

Bishopnoun

port wine mulled with oranges and cloves

Bishopnoun

(chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color

Bishop

A bishop is an ordained or appointed member in a religious institution, who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight. The title is most often used in Christian churches, but is also used in some Japanese Buddhist institutions, and by the Japanese new religion Tenrikyo.

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