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Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Sacerdos

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(priest), a name by which bishops and presbyters are frequently designated in early writings, bishops being occasionally called summi sacerdotes. From the deacons performing only the subordinate ministerial duties, they were early called sacerdotes secundi vel tertii ordinis. See Coleman, Chris. Antiq. p. 111.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Sacerdos'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/s/sacerdos.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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