What is parson?


In the pre-Reformation church, a parson is the priest of an independent parish church, that is, a parish church not under the control of a larger ecclesiastical or monastic organization. The term is similar to rector and is in contrast to a vicar, a cleric whose revenue is usually, at least partially, appropriated by a larger organization.

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The Parson's Wedding - The Plot
... The Captain is "in choler," angry at the conduct of his erstwhile friend the Parson ... In past periods of poverty, the Parson was a humble acquaintance of the Captain and Wanton but now that he has obtained a comfortable clerical benefice (a "fat living") through the ... When Wanton reveals that the Parson once proposed marriage to her, the Captain is struck with an inspiration they will arrange a marriage between the Parson and Wanton, as a way ...
Chris Parson
... Chris Parson is an American voiceover actor and a 2001 graduate of the USC School of Cinema Television (now USC School of Cinematic Arts) ... Parson began his career working primarily as an assistant in talent management while still a student, and worked briefly in digital artist management for Sony Pictures Imageworks ... was after being laid-off from Sony that Parson decided to pursue a career in voiceover, one he entered after responding to a classified ad on the popular website Craigslist ...
St Julian's Church, Argelia - History
... On June 26 of the same year, Juan Manuel Contreras is appointed as vice-parson ... In the visit, the archbishop gave an authorization to the parson present the inused ornaments to the vice-parish ... and the accompaniment of Abel María Naranjo, foreign vicar and parson of Abejorral Isaac Ángel, co-assistant of Sonsón and Isaac Cardona, parson of Aquitania ...
The Parson's Wedding - Sexuality and Religion
... In The Parson's Wedding, Killigrew abandons even a lip-service acceptance of socially-approved morality he is overtly and even gleefully cynical about the moral claims and sexual mores of society ... to representing the established order, Lady Loveall and the Parson, are the biggest hypocrites, and fare the worst ... Crop is a Brownist who is given rough treatment and the thoroughly-humiliated Parson is compared to leading Presbyterian divines like Stephen Marshall ...
Parson - Ireland
... early 17th century, every parish had a vicar and a parson instead of a co-arb and an erenagh ... The parson, like the erenagh, had a major portion of the tithes, maintained the church and provided hospitality ... In the Diocese of Clogher, the vicar and the parson shared the tithes equally between them in the Diocese of Derry, church income came from both tithes and the rental of ...

Famous quotes containing the word parson:

    —First a shiver, and then a thrill,
    Then something decidedly like a spill,—
    And the parson was sitting up on a rock,
    At half-past nine by the meet’n’-house clock,—
    Just the hour of the Earthquake shock!
    MWhat do you think the parson found,
    When he got up and stared around?
    The poor old chaise in a heap or mound,
    As if it had been to the mill and ground!
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)

    A good parson once said that where mystery begins religion ends. Cannot I say, as truly at least, of human laws, that where mystery begins justice ends?
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    The parson was working his Sunday’s text,—
    Had got to fifthly, and stopped perplexed
    At what the—Moses—was coming next.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)