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ministry

Pronunciation: /ˈmɪnəstri; ˈmɪnɪstri/

Translation of ministry in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -tries)

  • 1 [Religion/Religión] 1.1 (profession) the ministry la clerecía (esp in the Catholic church) el ministerio sacerdotal, el sacerdocio to go into o enter the ministry hacerse* clérigo (esp in the Catholic church) hacerse* sacerdote 1.2 (period of service, activity) ministerio (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The story is that as Hays struggled over his choice of vocation, the ministry or politics, the church and politics fought over him.
    • We also discussed why Marian decided to train for the ministry, and her training so far.
    • Does a decline in the social status of the ministry as a profession weaken recruitment?
    Example sentences
    • In the decades that followed his death, out of the circle of 12 that had accompanied him during his three years of ministry, 10 would die a martyr's death.
    • Periodically in my ministry, we have done worship planning with groups of lay people.
    • It was there that he lived during the time of the ministry and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

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