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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PASTOR

The use of a Scripture lesson is, of course, optional with the pastor.

The Pastor is to be honored for the sake of the office which he holds.

Then the pastor delivers a prayer and there is another hymn.

When the parson rose, he turned to Elvin, less like the pastor than the familiar friend.

And there were musical evenings with the Pastor and the Avocat and their wives.

The doctrine of the discourse was the reciprocal duty of pastor and people.

Reference will only be made to what appertains to the pastor.

In 1830, Cleveland became a station, with Rev. Mr. Plimpton, pastor.

There for two years he taught school, and for three, was pastor of a church.

After a time, it was noticed by some that the pastor, and Mason, and Esq.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c. (mid-13c. as a surname), "shepherd," also "spiritual guide, shepherd of souls," from Old French pastor, pastur "herdsman, shepherd" (12c.), from Latin pastorem (nominative pastor) "shepherd," from pastus, past participle of pascere "to lead to pasture, set to grazing, cause to eat," from PIE root *pa- "to tend, keep, pasture, feed, guard, protect" (see food). The spiritual sense was in Church Latin (cf. Gregory's "Cura Pastoralis"). The verb in the Christian sense is from 1872.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PASTOR

chaplain

nounminister in church
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.