Crossword clues for parish
- Priest's concern
- Parson's domain
- Parson's command
- Parson's bailiwick
- Local church
- County counterpart
- Unit of local government
- Reverend's district
- Religious jurisdiction
- Rectors dominion
- Rector's dominion
- Rector's charge
- Place for a priest
- Pelican State subdivision
- Pastor's local territory
- Pastor's domain
- Part of a diocese
- One of 64, in Louisiana
- One of 64 divisions of Louisiana
- Louisiana's equivalent to a county
- Louisiana's county counterpart
- Louisiana region
- Flock's region
- Curate's charge
- County counterpart in Louisiana
- Clergyman's district
- Church yard?
- ___ priest
- Reverend's responsibility
- Religious community
- A local church community
- The local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor
- Celtics' all-star center
- Celtics' center
- La. county
- Any Pelican State county
- Beadle's bailiwick
- Any La. county
- Church district
- Part of a see
- Pastor's people
- Boston Celtics star
- Diocese part
- Crashed airship - regrets account of deaths etc
- Capital H for church district
- Ecclesiastical area
- Local government area
- District capital's hospital
- District gets hard capital upfront
- Louisiana county
- Louisiana subdivision
- Priest's place
- Pastor's place
- County, in Louisiana
- Priest's domain
- Diocese division
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
parish \par"ish\ (p[a^]r"[i^]sh), n. [OE. parishe, paresche, parosche, OF. paroisse, parosse, paroiche, F. paroisse, L. parochia, corrupted fr. paroecia, Gr. paroiki`a, fr. pa`roikos dwelling beside or near; para` beside + o'i^kos a house, dwelling; akin to L. vicus village. See Vicinity, and cf. Parochial.]
(Eccl. & Eng. Law)
That circuit of ground committed to the charge of one parson or vicar, or other minister having cure of souls therein.
The same district, constituting a civil jurisdiction, with its own officers and regulations, as respects the poor, taxes, etc.
Note: Populous and extensive parishes are now divided, under various parliamentary acts, into smaller ecclesiastical districts for spiritual purposes.
--Mozley & W.
An ecclesiastical society, usually not bounded by territorial limits, but composed of those persons who choose to unite under the charge of a particular priest, clergyman, or minister; also, loosely, the territory in which the members of a congregation live. [U. S.]
In Louisiana, a civil division corresponding to a county in other States.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, "district with its own church; members of such a church," from Anglo-French paroche, parosse (late 11c.), Old French paroisse, from Late Latin parochia "a diocese," alteration of Late Greek paroikia "a diocese or parish," from paroikos "a sojourner" (in Christian writers), in classical Greek, "neighbor," from para- "near" (see para- (1)) + oikos "house" (see villa).\n
\nSense development unclear, perhaps from "sojourner" as epithet of early Christians as spiritual sojourners in the material world. In early Church writing the word was used in a more general sense than Greek dioikesis, though by 13c. they were synonymous. Replaced Old English preostscyr, literally "priest-shire."
Etymology 1 n. In the Anglican, Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Church or certain civil government entities such as the state of Louisiana, an administrative part of a diocese that has its own church. vb. 1 (lb en transitive) To place (an area, or rarely a person) into one or more #Nounes. 2 (context intransitive English) To visit residents of a parish. Etymology 2
vb. (pronunciation spelling lang=en perish from=Mary-marry-merry)
n. a local church community
the local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor
Housing Units (2000): 212
Land area (2000): 1.538490 sq. miles (3.984671 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.538490 sq. miles (3.984671 sq. km)
FIPS code: 56341
Located within: New York (NY), FIPS 36
Location: 43.405580 N, 76.126080 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 13131
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
A parish is a church territorial unit constituting a division within a diocese. A parish is under the pastoral care and clerical jurisdiction of a parish priest, who might be assisted by one or more curates, and who operates from a parish church. Historically, a parish often covered the same geographical area as a manor (its association with the parish church remaining paramount).
By extension the term parish refers not only to the territorial unit but to the people of its community or congregation as well as to church property within it. In England this church property was technically in ownership of the parish priest ex-officio, vested in him on his institution to that parish.
Parish is a church territorial unit constituting a division of a diocese.
- Parish (Catholic Church)
- Parish (Church of England)
Derived from church usage, Parish may also refer to a secular local government administrative entity:
- Civil parish (disambiguation), several forms in the British Isles
- Parish (administrative division)
Parish may also refer to:
In the Roman Catholic Church, a parish ( Latin: parochus) is a stable community of the faithful within a Particular Church, whose pastoral care has been entrusted to a parish priest (Latin: pastor), under the authority of the diocesan bishop. It is the lowest ecclesiastical subdivision in the Catholic episcopal polity, and the primary constituent unit of a diocese. In the 1983 Code of Canon Law, parishes are constituted under cc. 515–552, entitled "Parishes, Pastors, and Parochial Vicars."
A parish is an administrative division used by several countries. In Ireland and all parts of the British Isles except Wales it is known as a civil parish to distinguish it from the ecclesiastical parish.
The table below lists countries which use this administrative division:
colspan=2| Country or territory
colspan=2| Antigua and Barbuda
Prince Edward Island
colspan=2| Isle of Man
colspan=2| Saint Kitts and Nevis
colspan=2| Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
( Asturias, Galicia)
rowspan=4| United Kingdom
rowspan=2| United States
South Carolina (formerly)
Parish as a surname may refer to:
- Billy Parish, American clean energy activist and entrepreneur
- Diane Parish, British actress
- Don Parish, Australian rugby league footballer and coach
- Herman Parish, American author
- John Parish, British musician
- John K. Parish, American politician and jurist
- Matthew Parish, English lawyer
- Mitchell Parish, American lyricist
- Robert Parish, American basketball player
- Sam E. Parish, the eighth Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
- Samuel Bonsall Parish, American botanist
- Sarah Parish, English actress
- Parrish (surname)
The parish with its local parish church is the basic unit of the Church of England. The parish within the Church of England structure has its roots in the Roman Catholic Church and survived the Reformation largely untouched. Church of England parishes are currently each within one of 44 dioceses divided between the provinces of Canterbury, with thirty dioceses and York with fourteen.
Each parish is administered by a parish priest who may be assisted in his pastoral duties by a curate or curates, who are also ordained but not the parish priest. There are wide variations in the size of parishes and church-going populations. A parish priest may have responsibility for one parish or for two or more and some are part of a team ministry. By extension the term parish refers not only to the territorial unit but to the people of its community or congregation.
A parish (sogn) in Denmark is an ecclesiastical community ( parish). Danish parishes originated in the Middle Ages. Beginning in 1645, Danish pastors were required to maintain a parish register, which in modern times has become a valuable tool for genealogical research.
Until the municipal reform of 1970, sogns were an administrative territorial unit of Denmark. In 1870, there were 1097 parish communities (sognekommuner). In 1970, there were more than 1300, and this number was reduced by the municipal reforms to 277 communities. After 1970, a community often comprised multiple parishes.
Even in the present day, the original parish boundaries still play a significant role, for example in determining community boundaries and school districts.
Usage examples of "parish".
I believed I understood why she was so frightened of going to the workhouse or even, as Mr Advowson had told me, revealing her legal parish of settlement: this would enable her enemy to find her.
The Park, the advowson of the living, and the greater part of the parish, were bought by Joseph Baxendale, Esq.
Sir Robert Peel gave notice on the 7th of July, that, on the motion for committing the bill, he would move an instruction to the committee to divide it into two bills, that he might have an opportunity of rejecting altogether those parts of the bill which suppressed the Protestant churches of eight hundred and sixty parishes, appropriating their revenues to purposes not immediately in connection with the interests of the established church, and of supporting those provisions in which he could concur.
Miss Pettifer, instructing him to commence the calling of the banns in your own parish also.
The house had been empty for some time, and as soon as Reverend Smith accepted the call to go to Borley as minister of the parish, the Smiths began to hear rumors that the house was haunted.
Easter, I have been so fortunate as to be distinguished by the patronage of the Right Honourable Lady Catherine de Bourgh, widow of Sir Lewis de Bourgh, whose bounty and beneficence has preferred me to the valuable rectory of this parish, where it shall be my earnest endeavour to demean myself with grateful respect towards her ladyship, and be ever ready to perform those rites and ceremonies which are instituted by the Church of England.
Easter, I have been so fortunate as to be distinguished by the patronage of the Right Honourable Lady Catherine de Bourgh, widow of Sir Lewis de Bourgh, whose bounty and beneficence has preferred me to the valuable rectory of this parish, where it shall be my earnest endeavour to demean myself with grateful respect towards her Ladyship, and be ever ready to perform those rites and ceremonies which are instituted by the Church of England.
It was a large tent, as big as a parish marquee, and though both its wide entrances had been brailed back there was no wind to stir the damp air trapped under the high ridge.
Monmouth held a last council of war upon the square tower out of which springs the steeple of Bridgewater parish church, whence a good view can be obtained of all the country round.
Cochegrue, Nicalos Laferte, Joseph Brouet, Francois Parquoi, Sulpice Coupiau, all of this parish, and dead of wounds received in the fight on Mont Pelerine and at the siege of Fougeres.
In a word, it is not to be told how the second Mrs Balwhidder, my wife, showed the value of flying time, even to the concerns of this world, and was the mean of giving a life and energy to the housewifery of the parish, that has made many a one beek his shins in comfort, that would otherwise have had but a cold coal to blow at.
Sidney that he looked like a turkey-cock, had the morals of a parish bull, and need never hope for a new pig-pound as long as he or Midmore lived.
From time to time staccato notes of delight added a distinct jubilant quality to this symphony, heralding the arrival of some group of Church dignitaries from one or other of the seven principal parishes of Venice, gorgeous in robes of high festival and displaying the choicest of treasures from sacristies munificently endowed, as was meet for an ecclesiastical body to whom belonged one half of the area of Venice, with wealth proportionate.
The murderers spilled into the countryside where the disease had trickled but not entirely blanketing that parish with pandemic, just a smattering that somehow randomly slew different men.
He gave a great deal of time to his parishioners, to consulting his churchwardens, to starting choirs, to managing classes and parish expeditions.