clerical collar


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  • noun

Synonyms for clerical collar

a stiff white collar with no opening in the front

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He wrote: "I'm hoping to encourage ministers all around the country to start wearing their clerical collars during the weeks running up to Christmas.
State Department refused to issue my passport simply because I am photographed in my clerical collar, something that I wear everyday as part of my religious beliefs and practice as an ordained Lutheran pastor.
I guess this ghostly person must portray a priest, because he is holding the cross and wears a clerical collar.
He who, in December 2007, cut up his clerical collar live on BBC TV, and declared to cheers from his British supporters that he would never wear a clerical collar until the damn President Robert Mugabe was out of power in Zimbabwe.
In a radio interview, the Archbishop had said: "I was speaking to an Irish friend recently who was saying that it's quite difficult in some parts of Ireland to go down the street wearing a clerical collar now.
The Swansea-born Archbishop said: "I was speaking to an Irish friend recently who was saying that it's quite difficult in some parts of Irelandtogodownthestreetwearing a clerical collar now.
According to Bishop Pat Buckley, at least 500 priests enjoyed regular sex with women and some even referred to their clerical collar as the "bird catcher".
Words I was greeted with a while ago, and ones which evince the reply: "I am fine, thank you, but please excuse the fact that I have now exchanged my forked tail for a clerical collar, as I have stopped being the Devil to take up God's work
John Sentamu, who cut up his clerical collar in a symbolic protest against Mugabe in December, urged people to light candles as a demonstration of support for those living in Zimbabwe.
This gives people a chance to get to see me in my clerical collar.
In his final testimony on Tuesday, Von Wernich - who wore a bulletproof vest over his clerical collar during the trial - professed innocence and urged the three-justice panel led by Judge Carlos Rozanski to absolve him.
Wearing his clerical collar, he pleaded guilty to 47 charges of indecent assault on girls as young as 9, over a 34-year period from 1952-1986.
1) A woman at the cocktail party, eager to be hip, asks the man in fashionable clerical collar, "Do you think of yourself as a spiritual person?
Wearing my clerical collar and robes--including the clerical stole that was draped around my neck at my ordination ten years previously and that I have worn at every wedding or commitment ceremony.