Quotes of Ecclesiastic

“ A successful woman preacher was once asked 'what special obstacles have you met as a woman in the ministry?' 'Not one,' she answered, 'except the lack of a minister's wife.'. ”

- Anna Garlin Spencer

“ Archbishop: a Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ And of all plagues with which mankind are cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst. ”

- Daniel Defoe

“ Archbishop — A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ His creed no parson ever knew, for this was still his "simple plan," to have with clergymen to do as little as a Christian can. ”

- Sir Francis Doyle

“ The Athanasian Creed is the most splendid ecclesiastical lyric ever poured forth by the genius of man. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ He that preaches war is the devil's chaplain. ”

- John Ray

“ My father was an Episcopalian minister, and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer. ”

- Anna Lee

“ Say 'Dodgers' and people know you're talking about baseball. Say 'Braves' and they ask, 'What reservation?' Say 'Reds' and they think of communism. Say 'Padres' and they look around for a priest. ”

- Tommy Lasorda

“ RAMSHACKLE, adj. Pertaining to a certain order of architecture, otherwise known as the Normal American. Most of the public buildings of the United States are of the Ramshackle order, though some of our earlier architects preferred the Ironic. Recent additions to the White House in Washington are Theo-Doric, the ecclesiastic order of the Dorians… ”

- Ambrose Bierce
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