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The title confessor is used in the Christian Church in two separate ways. The term Christian Church expresses the idea that organised Christianity (the Christian religion) is seen as an institution. ...


It denotes any priest who has been granted the authority to hear confessions Roman Catholic priests in traditional clerical clothing. ... Confession of sins is an integral part of the Christian faith and practice. ...


It is also used for a male saint who is not categorized in another category: martyr, apostle, or evangelist. Initially for a saint to be granted the title "confessor" he would have had to undergo persecution and torture (but not the resulting death required for martyrdom), however, as Christianity emerged as the dominant religion in Europe, persecutions became rare, and the title was given to saints who lived a holy life and died in peace. Perhaps the most well known example is the English king Edward the Confessor. In Roman Catholic doctrine, a Saint (rel. ... Historically, a martyr is a person who dies for their convictions or religious faith, such as during the persecution of early Christians in the Roman Empire. ... The Twelve Apostles (in Koine Greek απόστολος apostolos [1], someone sent forth/sent out, an emissary) were probably Galilean Jewish men (10 names are Aramaic, 4 names are Greek) chosen from among the disciples, who were sent forth by Jesus of Nazareth to preach the Gospel to both Jews and Gentiles... Evangelism is the proclaiming of the Christian Gospel. ... This is a list of British monarchs, that is, the monarchs on the thrones of some of the various kingdoms that have existed on, or incorporated, the island of Great Britain, namely: England (united with Wales from 1536) up to 1707; Scotland up to 1707; The Kingdom of Great Britain... Edward the Confessor or Eadweard III (c. ...


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Confessor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (94 words)
The title confessor is used in the Christian Church in two separate ways.
It is also used for a male saint who is not categorized in another category: martyr, apostle, or evangelist.
Perhaps the most well known example is the English king Edward the Confessor.
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