Roman Catholic Answer A priest is one who is set aside to offer sacrificial offerings to the Almighty. The priesthood is established by God in the Old Testament to offer the …sacrifices in the Temple. Jesus Christ came and fulfilled all of these offerings in Himself. He is the true lamb who takes away the sins of the world. His offering was a once for all, and He, being God, remains the only high priest forever. Priests on earth are ordained, and set aside to, basically, be His hands and feet. They re-present the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross during the Mass. from Modern Catholic Dictionary by John A. Hardon, S.J. Doubleday & Co., Inc. Garden City, NY 1980 .
Priest. An authorized mediator who offers a true sacrifice in acknowledgment of God's supreme dominion over human beings and in expiation for their sins. A priest's mediation is the reverse of that of a prophet, who communicates from God to the people. A priest mediates from the people to God. Christ, who is God and man, is the first, last, and greatest priest of the New Law. He is the eternal high priest who offered Himself once and for all on the Cross, a victim of infinite value, and he continually renews that sacrifice on the altar through the ministry of the Church. Within the Church are men who are specifically ordained as priest to consecrate and offer the body and blood of Christ in the Mass. The Apostles were the first ordained priests, when on Holy Thursday night Christ told them to do in his memory what he had just done at the Last Supper. All priests and bishops trace their ordination to the Apostles. Their second essential priestly power, to forgive sins, was conferred by Christ on Easter Sunday, when he told the Apostles, "For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; for those whose sins you retain, they are retained: (John 20-22, 23). All the Christian faithful, however, also share in the priesthood by their baptismal character. They are enabled to offer themselves in sacrifice with Christ through the Eucharistic liturgy. They offer the Mass in the sense that they internally unite themselves with the outward offering made by the ordained priest alone.. (MORE)
Like every Christian, a priest is foremost a follower of Jesus Christ, trying to live as Jesus taught us. But a priest has a particular role. Firstly he or she represents the …Church to the wider community, reaching out with the good news of God's love in mission and service. Secondly, she or he has a responsibility of being alongside the members of their congregations, helping them to grow in their discipleship through worship, exploring their Christian faith and serving the wider community. Thirdly, the priest is a leader in the Christian community, who is also responsible for encouraging the gifts, skills and ministries of others. (MORE)
They give a sacrifice to God everyday Roman Catholic Answer A priest is a man chosen by God and ordained through the sacrament of Holy Orders by which Christ unceasingly b…uilds up and leads His Church. (see Catechism # 1547) (MORE)
The same as anyone else, Father. if however they know each other, like anyone in similar professions, by name. .
It is considered good form among priests to address each oth…er by the title "Father" if in public, and by name only if they are not among the faithful. Now a days, priests are so familiar many disregard the title Father and allow all to call them by their first name if not a short form or nickname. (MORE)
\nThe question should be "What does a lay person have to do to become a priest?" or "What did a priest have to do to become a priest?" It depends on the religion: \n . …
Some priesthoods are hereditary.\n .
Some are due to reincarnation\n .
If you start your own religion you can self declare. This also works if you religion allows people to take direction "directly from god" \n .
Others are faked from a diploma mill although the recipeont may belive the degree to be legitimate. .
In Christian churches traditionally there is instruction in a seminary, psychological tests to weed out the inapt, the criminal and the insane, a serious amount of internal questioning and some formal vowing and blessing. (MORE)
Franciscans priests, known as friars, are Catholic priests who are members of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM). There are several branches of Franciscans such as the Capuchin F…ranciscans and Conventual Franciscans. The order was founded by St. Francis of Assisi who was a Roman Catholic deacon. (MORE)
Yes they can. I have known two or three former priests that quit the priesthood. I guess it is a long process, but they can do it with time. A priest that is ordained a pries…t has an indelible mark on his soul and as scrpiture tells us , " You are a priest forever in the line of Malkesidk" (MORE)
Priests could baptize, perform marriages, say mass, perform unction for the sick and give last rites, hear confessions, which are five sacraments, and they also performed fune…rals. They could not ordain to holy orders or give confirmation. (MORE)
A priest, in general terms, is needed to explain God's word to the worshippers and to talk to God for the worshippers, as in the rite of 'Confession'. The theory is that the… worshippers are too ignorant, uneducated, unwilling, and unholy to obtain God's word, including His bible passages, without the intervention of a priest. Of course, the priest gets power, control over the worshippers' lives, and access to worldly things. (through the ages, I mean) (MORE)