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Synonyms for celebrant

an officiating priest celebrating the Eucharist

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The need for humanist celebrants is immediate and will grow.
And now she is up against stiff opposition after being nominated for Celebrant of the Year in the National Good Funeral Awards.
That's when it dawned on me that I wasn't familiar with a celebrant in the UK that conducts ceremonies in drag.
Motivated by the forthcoming ceremony, Bob has spent the past year studying for his humanist celebrant exams in London - and is now qualified to carry out weddings, baby namings and funerals.
Dr Ibrahim avait pris une decision de fermer le Musee aux visites, pour trois jours, jusqu'a la fin des festivites celebrant la Revolution qui ont eu lieu en face du batiment, en prevision des actes commis par les hors-la-loi.
And Charles Foley, a Queanbeyan celebrant, added: "More and more men in younger generations seem to be less hung up on name matters.
When humanist celebrant Alan Richardson arrived, guests presumed he was a doctor - Megan had fallen out of her cot the day before and spent the night in hospital.
Fortunately, says Cynthia Reed, director of academics at the Celebrant Foundation, organizations such as hers teach individuals to create "a personalized ceremony, no matter what the client's beliefs or values.
Until the church became the official religion of the empire, the community chose its own celebrant and the imposition of an outsider as principal celebrant of the eucharistic meal was added after the early church became the imperial church.
Another bonfire is lit in the middle of church floor on Christmas morning and ancient hymns are sung as the celebrant of the Eucharist carries a figure of the infant Jesus around the room.
Sometimes the connection between celebrant and source material is too esoteric to discern without a cheat sheet--live snarls help construct the paean to Strangers on a Train author Patricia Highsmith--but the results are compelling regardless.
Another group, the New Jersey-based Celebrant USA Foundation and Institute, offers online training for celebrants who create ceremonies for all kinds of milestones.
A senior relation or close friend could conduct the ceremony or you can hire an official celebrant.
Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland Sean Brady was the principal celebrant at events in Armagh and Knock yesterday and today.
These allow families of the deceased to have a nonreligious service, taken by a professional civil funeral celebrant.