What’s a Parson

By | March 29, 2016

I need some info on how a parson is connected with the church and the roll he does in the church?


I selected the title of Parson which was taken from the old English, because I don’t agree with being called reverend. The Thorndike-Barnhart comprehensive dictionary defines Parson as:

  1. Minister in charge of a Parish.
  2. Any Clergyman; Minister.

On the other hand, the term Reverend is found in the Bible only once in the old testament. Reverend refers directly to God and none other. A preacher shouldn’t be reverenced, but respected as a man of God. The reverence belongs to God Almighty! Psalms 111:9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

Hey, you can call me Parson, Parson Tim, Parson Timothy, Brother, Brother Tim, Brother Timothy, Tim, Timothy, Chaplain, hey you, or whatever else! Just don’t call me late for supper.

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