Church living

a benefice in an established church.

See also: Church

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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We find him also begging the King for a Church living, for although he had no mind to be a friar, he wanted a living, perhaps merely that he might be sure of a home in his old age.
By others it is thought that he lived to return to Scotland, and that the Queen gave to him one of the now many vacant Church livings, and that there he spent his last days in quietness and peace.
Melanie Delva, national reconciliation animator for the Anglican Church of Canada, described the film as a "game-changer" in terms of the church living out its commitment to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People and in educating people on the Doctrine of Discovery.
For those empowered and privileged and for those restricted to the margins of society and church living under oppression, these are realized in unique ways.
The issue is however you can only witness a church living a life of slumber.
Pope Francis has attempted to respond to confusion like mine with a papacy focused on evangelization--which consists not of "imposing new obligations" or proselytizing but rather of a church living out its joy and sharing its wealth of beauty, of culture, of resources with its neighbor.
We certainly don't want to see bishops who have dedicated a life of service to the church living in squalor.
Now heavy rain has left locals in the shadow of the 1110 AD church living in fear.
While there are many beams of light reflecting the differences many communities and individuals are making, it is harder to see the overall church living out its God-given potential for hope.
This service and suffering appeals to young Catholic men in Ukraine who see good priests in their midst, and" when they see the Church living out the social gospel, it inspires them" (Zenit, Feb.
He selects for his analyses parish and pastoral councils in the United States--forums of local church living that most engage laity in processes of dialogue and consultation.