Friday, August 11, 2006

What the heck is a "vicar"?!

The great people at wikepedia have an incredibly detailed definition of "Vicar". Here is what they have to say about the term when used in the Lutheran church:

In the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod and the Lutheran Church - Canada, a vicar is a candidate for ordained pastoral ministry, serving in a vicariate or internship, usually in the third year of seminary training. Typically at the end of the year of vicarage, the candidate returns to seminary and completes a final year of studies. After being issued a call or assignment, the candidate is ordained as a pastor in the ministry of Word and Sacrament. The role of a vicar in the Lutheran tradition is most comparable to that of a transitional deacon in the Anglican and Roman churches, except that Lutheran vicars are not ordained.
The title "Vikar," used in the Lutheran churches in Germany, is comparable.

Alright, i'm back off to pack! It is amazing, I always thought I kept my apartment somewhat neat. I'm discovering i'm a complete pig and live in a dumpster!!


jdoriot said...

Thanks for explaining what a "vicar" is...I never knew! It sounds like you have a very packed year coming up....I don't think I could ever give a sermon...maybe to a mirror but certainly not to a big group of people! Yikes!! I'm going to add you to my blogroll at both Gus' Gang blog and my main blog...

take care

Kelley said...

Haha...."vicarage"...that's a great word! :-)

Wylie said...

So excited for you!! I have friends who live in Hollidaysburg. May God bless you in your walk with Him.Thanks for all the hard work in keeping us updated on Asher. He is precious to all the Caringbridge family- katelyns MomMom