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A rector in the widest ecclesiastical sense, is "one who sets straight, guides, directs; a ruler, governor, director, guide, leader," from the Latin verb rego, regere, rexi, rectum, "to set straight, guide, direct". [1]

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Anglican Church of Canada

The Anglican Church of Canada (ACC or ACoC) is the Province of the Anglican Communion in Canada.

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Anglicanism is a tradition within Christianity comprising the Church of England and churches which are historically tied to it or hold similar beliefs, worship practices and church structures.

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Canon law (Catholic Church)

The canon law of the Catholic Church is the system of laws and legal principles made and enforced by the hierarchical authorities of the Church to regulate its external organization and government and to order and direct the activities of Catholics toward the mission of the Church.

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A cathedral (French: cathédrale from Latin: cathedra, "seat" from the Greek kathedra (καθέδρα), seat, bench, from kata "down" + hedra seat, base, chair) is a Christian church which contains the seat of a bishop, thus serving as the central church of a diocese, conference, or episcopate.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is, the largest Christian church, with more than 1.25 billion members worldwide.

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In church architecture, the chancel is the space around the altar, including the choir and the sanctuary (sometimes called the presbytery), at the liturgical east end of a traditional Christian church building.

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Chancel repair liability

Chancel repair liability is a legal obligation on some property owners in England and Wales to pay for certain repairs to a church which may or may not be the local parish parish church.

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Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination in the United States in the Reformed tradition.

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Church (building)

A church building, often simply called a church, is a building used for religious activities, particularly worship services.

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Church of England

The Church of England is the officially-established Christian church in England, and the mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

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Church of Ireland

The Church of Ireland (Eaglais na hÉireann) is a Christian church in Ireland and an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion.

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Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of Lucca

The Clerics Regular of the Mother of God (Clerici regulari a Mater Dei) are a Roman Catholic Religious Order of priests, dedicated to education and pastoral care.

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Congregation of Holy Cross

The Congregation of Holy Cross or Congregatio a Sancta Cruce (C.S.C.) is a Catholic congregation of priests and brothers founded in 1837 by Blessed Father Basil Anthony-Marie Moreau, CSC, in Le Mans, France.

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A curate is a person who is invested with the ''care'' or ''cure'' (''cura'') ''of souls'' of a parish.

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A diocese, from the Greek term διοίκησις, meaning "administration", is the district under the supervision of a bishop.

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Episcopal Church (United States)

The Episcopal Church (TEC), less commonly known by its other official title, the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America (PECUSA or ECUSA), is the United States-based member church of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

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Evangelical Free Church of America

The Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) is an evangelical Christian denomination.

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Glebe (also known as church furlong, rectory manor or parson's close(s)McGurk, Dictionary of Medieval Terms, p. 17) is an area of land within an ecclesiastical parish used to support a parish priest.

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Impropriation, a term from English ecclesiastical law, was the destination of the income from tithes of an ecclesiastical benefice to a layman.

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Jersey (Jèrriais: Jèrri), officially the Bailiwick of Jersey (Bailliage de Jersey; Jèrriais: Bailliage dé Jèrri), is a possession of the Crown in right of Jersey, off the coast of Normandy, France.

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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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The Society of the Catholic Apostolate (Societas Apostolatus Catholici, abbreviated S.A.C.), better known as the Pallottines, are a Society of Apostolic Life within the Roman Catholic Church, founded in 1835 by the Roman priest Saint Vincent Pallotti.

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Papal States

The Papal States were territories in the Italian Peninsula under the sovereign direct rule of the pope, from the 700s until 1870.

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Papal tiara

The papal tiara is a crown that was worn by popes of the Roman Catholic Church from as early as the 8th century to the mid-20th.

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A parish is a church territorial unit constituting a division within a diocese.

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Pastoral care

Pastoral care is an ancient model of emotional and spiritual support that can be found in all cultures and traditions.

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Perpetual curate

Perpetual Curate was a class of resident parish priest or incumbent curate within the United Church of England and Ireland.

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Pope Gregory I

Pope Gregory I (Gregorius I; c. 540 – 12 March 604), commonly known as Saint Gregory the Great, Gregory had come to be known as 'the Great' by the late ninth century, a title which is still applied to him.

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A priest or priestess (feminine) (from Greek πρεσβύτερος presbýteros through Latin presbyter, "elder", or from Old High German priast, prest, from Vulgar Latin "prevost" "one put over others", from Latin praepositus "person placed in charge"), is a person authorized to perform the sacred rituals of a religion, especially as a mediatory agent between humans and one or more deities.

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Rector (politics)

Rectors and rectorates in politics and administration included.

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Scottish Episcopal Church

The Scottish Episcopal Church (Eaglais Easbaigeach na h-Alba) is a Christian church in Scotland, consisting of seven dioceses.

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A shrine (scrinium "case or chest for books or papers"; Old French: escrin "box or case") is a holy or sacred place, which is dedicated to a specific deity, ancestor, hero, martyr, saint, daemon or similar figure of awe and respect, at which they are venerated or worshipped.

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Superior general

A Superior General, or General Superior, is the leader or head of a religious institute in the Roman Catholic Church.

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A tithe (from Old English: teogoþa "tenth") is a one-tenth part of something, paid as a contribution to a religious organization or compulsory tax to government.

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United Church of Christ

The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination, primarily in the Reformed and Congregational tradition, with historical confessional roots in the Reformed, Congregational and Lutheran traditions.

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A university (universitas, "a whole") is an institution of higher (or tertiary) education and research which grants academic degrees in various subjects and typically provides undergraduate education and postgraduate education.

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University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame du Lac (or simply Notre Dame) is a Catholic research university located near South Bend, Indiana, in the United States.

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University of Portland

The University of Portland (also referred to as UP) is a private Roman Catholic university located in Portland, Oregon, United States.

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Vicar (Anglicanism)

Vicar is the title given to certain parish priests in the Church of England.

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Vicar of Christ

Vicar of Christ (from Latin Vicarius Christi) is the term used in different ways, with different theological connotations throughout history.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rector_(ecclesiastical)

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