The question I have to explore this month is:
The role of a Priest. I have to form two columns and answer what the role of a priest is and is not...
I don't know how to do columns so here is an above and below!
A Priest is someone who
helps to bring re-alignment of self with God and all God wants for us. (J.Pritchard p13 The Life and work of a Priest uses the word re-alignment in the context of worship but it reminds me that people turn to a priest for many reasons with perhaps many agendas but a priests role is to keep the focus of enabling that 're-alignment' with God. Later on in the book Pritchard uses the term 'God Directedness'.
enables the worship of the church to suit the community.
presiders in an act of worship
seeks to 'representing the people before God and seeking to make God present to God's people 'John Pritchard, life and work of a priest p20'
encourager of prayer
Seeks to 'representing the people before God and seeking to make God present to God's people 'John Pritchard, life and work of a priest p20'
Encourager of prayer
To the Glory of God
Nourisher and rebuker in teaching
Shepherd – can stand alone, straight talking, ‘not hired’, faithful generous of heart and determined,
Proclaimers: (This is where I find it hard to write down the words which describe the calling, but I will as it is from God to those called)
Annointed, Share peace and Good news, Liberty, Year of Lord’s Favour.
gathers up all the roles in the church
man of the eucharist
celebrants in an act of worship J.prichard p15
A lone Rander