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  • n. Plural form of vestry.


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  • Though maintaining liturgical practice as the core of worship, the denomination affords a significant amount of autonomy to individual congregations, which hire their own priests and are governed by lay committees called vestries.

    American Grace

  • Kaysersberg; finally, in one of the vestries is the epitaph, in german verses, of the celebrated printer John Mentelin of

    Historical Sketch of the Cathedral of Strasburg

  • I go, I go, into the vestries of the landfall and the oddity yellow dingy restricted cables of the landfall.

    Parajanov Contra Zizek (oder selbst proclaimed Brechtian Beast Z vs aSublime moving picture for magnitude of efficacy.)

  • The vestries were indiscriminately distributing bread sent us by the French government.

    The War of The Worlds

  • First, I feel that you should know that I am by no means an expert on Canon Law, and my observations about vestries and their prerogatives come more from my experience than my the study of Canons.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • By dint of constant repetition, however, these constitutional sights had very little more interest for me than so many parochial vestries; and I was glad to exchange this one for a lounge in a well-arranged public library of some ten thousand volumes, and a visit to a tobacco manufactory, where the workmen are all slaves.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • I daresay they have also read reports of certain vestries.

    Speeches: Literary and Social

  • The aim of the scheme is to return the cathedral to how it was hundreds of years ago and the application is for a two-storey hostry extension to provide an entrance hall, education room, community room, song school, music library, vestries, chair store and toilets.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • The vestries were indiscriminately distributing bread sent us by the

    The War of the Worlds

  • Some of my readers may have sat at vestries, and will remember how mild, and, for the most part, mute is a new-comer at their board.

    Framley Parsonage


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