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Monk and Priest are similar
送交者: gems 2009月05月14日17:35:56 于 [彩虹之约] 发送悄悄话
回  答: something abnormal Yuehanmiao 于 2009-05-14 06:31:08
I am talking about in the western tradition.
Monks can be priests.
The simplistic way of putting the difference are:
Monk is a devotional vocation.
Priest is an “administrative” vocation.(forgive me, that’s best I can do:))

Anything more than that is pretty complicated. For more reading about monks, you have to read the writing of St Benedict (in the west) or St Basil (in the east).

As for the monk in Buddhism, I am not an expert about it.

I guess you have some basic questions about Catholicism. I found a funny page may give you some ideas.
http://www.envoymagazine.com/backissues/5.1/airplaneapologetics.htm
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  Thanks, I read it. /无内容 - Yuehanmiao 05/15/09 (144)
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