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chaplain

Hospital care A member of the clergy who provides for the spiritual needs of Pts and families. See Prayer.
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Ninety-nine Presbyterian clergy served full-time as military chaplains during the war, including eight in the navy, 65 in the army, and 26 in the air force.
In one recorded sermon, Lieutenant-Colonel Gary Hensley, the chief of the US military chaplains in Afghanistan, tells soldiers that, as followers of Jesus Christ, they all have a responsibility "to be witnesses for him".
Not surprisingly, the attempt to pass legislation protecting sectarian religious advocacy on the part of evangelical military chaplains intensified and enlarged the debate over the Air Force religious guidelines.
The first is David Bachrach's essay on the medieval military chaplain, which pinpoints the institutional origin and development of the chaplaincy in church history and links its necessity to decisive changes in sacramental theology and practice in the Middle Ages.
In 1862, a rabbi was officially appointed as a military chaplain, one of three to serve in the Union forces.
In a newspaper interview he said: 'I think it is time we considered a system of minister service in the forces until the establishment of a permanent institution of military chaplains.
An Anglican priest who has been a military chaplain for over 25 years, Padre Fletcher was installed as the forces' new chaplain general in September.
Wannabe sniper Lance Corporal Perry McMullin is prepared to help win the war in Vietnam while Navy corpsman John Henry Fox dreams of becoming a military chaplain.
A Padre - a military chaplain - based at Spr Cottrell's barracks in Kent could lead the memorial service, which is expected to be well-attended.
trunk that contained a Torah, a shofar, prayer books, and other religious items he would need during his deploymentthe first in his 22-year military careeras a military chaplain and the sole rabbi to the Jewish soldiers in the country.
Israel's chief military chaplain distributed a booklet to soldiers fighting in the Gaza conflict containing a rabbinical edict against showing mercy to enemies, an Israeli human rights group said on Monday.

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