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    belly_ttt is offline Senior Member
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    What is the difference between a vicar and a pirest?

    What is the difference between a vicar and a pirest?

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    Re: What is the difference between a vicar and a pirest?

    vicar

    In the Roman Catholic Church, this is a representative or deputy of a bishop.
    In the Episcopal Church in America, this is a member of the clergy in charge of a chapel.
    In the Church of England, this is more complicated to explain, so I'll just say it's the title given to a minister of a particular kind of church in England
    In other churches in England, those not Roman Catholic, or Church of England, it is the title of a minister who is acting in the place of the minister who usual looks after the church.

    Complicated, huh?
    priest

    In a church of a Christian faith, it is a minister who is authorized to perform rites(=solemn ceremonies such as the Last Rites, the set prayers said when someone is dying) and administer sacraments, such as perform the Mass in the Catholic Church

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    Re: What is the difference between a vicar and a pirest?

    Okay, I wonder if you guys ever watched : "Keeping mum" the film which Rowan Akinson is of the casting. He is said to be a Vicar that can perform the Mass, but can marry and have sex. So which is the title of him in the meaning of "vicar"?
    In Vietnam I just know only Protestant and Catholic are of Christain faith ( having priests perform the Mass and believe in Jesus), so perhaps due to the differences between our two cultures, I cannot totally understand the meaning of Vicar.
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    Re: What is the difference between a vicar and a pirest?

    If he can marry and have sex, he can't be in the Roman Catholic Church, whether he is called priest/minister/vicar or whatever in the film. But he can perform Mass. The Church of England also celebrates Mass, and Church of England clergy can marry. So he was probably a vicar in the Church of England.

    Okay, I wonder if you guys have seen "Keeping Mum" the film in which Rowan Akinson is in the cast. He is said to be a vicar, can perform the Mass, but can marry and have sex. So, I think you mean, which of the types of vicar I listed would he be.


    In Vietnam, I just know only that the Protestant and Catholic churches are Christain faiths ( having priests perform the Mass and believe in Jesus). So, perhaps it's [B]due to the difference(s) between our two cultures, I cannot totally understand the meaning of "vicar".
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    Re: What is the difference between a vicar and a pirest?

    Thanks David, there are probably some typos that I didn't have time to check.
    But between the Protestant and Catholic churches are Christain faiths
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    Protestant and Catholic are of Christain faith,
    what is the difference?

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    Re: What is the difference between a vicar and a pirest?

    The Protestant and Catholic churches are denominations in the Christian faith
    [Each denomination has different interpretations of parts of scripture and different views of Man's relationship with God]


    Protestant and Catholic [people] are of the Christian faith
    [both denominations follow the teachings of Christ]

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    Re: What is the difference between a vicar and a pirest?

    Protestants formerly came from the Catholic group of churches but later on "protested" against Catholic faith. Martin Luther started the protest, which was later on followed by other leaders of their time. They've changed some Catholic doctrines which they seem inappropriate and does not conform to the doctrine of the bible. Inclusive of these Protestant groups are, if I'm not wrong, Baptists, Adventists, Lutherans, Presbyterians....

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    Re: What is the difference between a vicar and a pirest?

    Short answer: A vicar is a priest who has a certain type of job. The type of job can be different in different churches, but he/she is always a priest. The vicar in "Keeping Mum" was a Church of England priest.

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    Re: What is the difference between a vicar and a pirest?

    In Canada in the Lutheran Church, the Pastor is the person in charge, baptises children, performs the services, funerals, marriages etc. A vicar is someone who has studied theology and is assigned to a congregation as a sort of "student teacher". In other words, he just does not have his own congregation yet.

    I am not familiar with the duties he may or not perform. (Not a very good Lutheran here!)

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