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3 Facts About Priests

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A priest or priestess, is a religious leader authorized to perform the sacred rituals of a religion, especially as a mediatory agent between humans and one or more deities.

Religion is a cultural system of behaviors and practices, world views, sacred texts, holy places, ethics, and societal organisation that relate humanity to what an anthropologist has called "an order of existence".

A ritual "is a sequence of activities involving gestures, words, and objects, performed in a sequestered place, and performed according to set sequence."

Clergy are some of the main and important formal leaders within certain religions.

The Priests - Ave Maria by ThePriestsVEVO

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They also have the authority or power to administer religious rites; in particular, rites of sacrifice to, and propitiation of, a deity or deities.

Sacrifice is the offering of food, objects or the lives of animals to a higher purpose, in particular divine beings, as an act of propitiation or worship.

A rite or ritual is an established, ceremonial, usually religious, act.

A deity is a supernatural being considered divine or sacred.

The Priests - O Holy Night by ThePriestsVEVO

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Their office or position is the priesthood, a term which also may apply to such persons collectively.

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