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CHAPLAIN. A clergyman appointed to say prayers and perform divine service. Each house of congress usually appoints it own chaplain.

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In 1862, a rabbi was officially appointed as a military chaplain, one of three to serve in the Union forces.
In a newspaper interview he said: 'I think it is time we considered a system of minister service in the forces until the establishment of a permanent institution of military chaplains. This could be done by assigning a clergyman from the nearest parish to every unit and naval base to minister to servicemen'.
Fletcher spoke with the Anglican Journal about his role as head of the multi-faith military chaplain branch responsible for supporting the religious needs of CAF members and their families in Canada and overseas.
The seven-year-old, who Beveridge, a military chaplain at the Royal Naval Air Station at Yeovilton in Somerset, hopes to partner in the Grand Military Gold Cup at Sandown next spring, got up to score despite jumping the last in fifth place.
In a country that values religious pluralism and the separation of church and state, the military chaplain lives at the edge of several competing worlds.
And military chaplain the Reverend Alex Forsyth, minister of Markinch, continued the theme in his eulogy.
The Rev John Finlayson, a military chaplain, told the mourners to keep the memory of the young boys' father live.
A clergyman and Territorial Army soldier returns to his North-East parish next month after a four-month tour as a military chaplain with the British forces in Iraq.
Fletcher has had wide experience as a military chaplain and has also served various national ministries of the Anglican Church of Canada.
Bazin, who was a military chaplain during his entire career, was the chaplain general, head of the military chaplaincy, from 1992-1995.
Israel's chief military chaplain distributed a booklet to soldiers fighting in the Gaza conflict containing a rabbinical edict against showing mercy to enemies, an Israeli human rights group said on Monday.
Beveridge, a military chaplain based with the Fleet Air Arm in Yeovilton in Somerset - "where we fly the helicopters from" - has come through the British Racing School's National Hunt amateur course and has been granted a category 'A' amateur riders' licence.

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