noun as in clergy
Since the commencement of Mr. Bennett's pastorate, four young men have gone out from this Church into the regular ministry.
The number of members added to the Church during the present pastorate is 179.
His ministry was rendered eminently useful, so that the Church doubled its numbers in the early years of his pastorate.
But during a pastorate of thirty years, he had to share in some of the trials of the faithful minister.
My experience since retiring from the pastorate has strongly confirmed my previous impressions.
On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pastorate, such as: priesthood, cardinalate, clerics, conclave, ecclesiastics, and prelacy.
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