- One who belongs to a Parish. The Parish partakes of the character of the people who compose it; if they are earnest and devoted, loyal and true to the Church's appointments, the Parish is sure to be prosperous. In other words, the Church lives as they who are of it live. It is vital with their vitality. It is a live body as they are live Christians. Thus the success of a Parish is not wholly dependent on the Rector, but on the people as well.
American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. William James Miller, M.A., B.D.. 1901.
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Parishioner — Pa*rish ion*er, n. [F. paroissien, LL. parochianus.] One who belongs to, or is connected with, a parish. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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parishioner — [pə rish′ə nər] n. [ME parisshoner < parishion (< OFr paroissien < paroiche,PARISH) + ER] a member of a parish … English World dictionary
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