Christian Crockery

The pottery founded by the Benedictine monks of Prinknash Abbey in England produces simple wares for everyday use, and more decorative ceramics that are especially attractive to visitors. Their millennium plate bears a picture of an angel, a reminder that the year 2000 was, above all, a Christian event - the 2,000th anniversary of Jesus' birth.

Monastic scribe's desk

The priesthood

Priests, and ministers - their equal in many Protestant churches, provide spiritual teaching, celebrate the sacraments, and play the leading role in rituals and worship. They also care for people in their parish, j or area, for example by visiting the sick and caring for those with special needs. Being a priest is demanding, and most people who take on the role do so because they feel a spiritual "calling". In the Catholic and Orthodox churches, ordination, or admission, is a sacrament and is permanently binding, whereas in the Protestant churches it is not.

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