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What are Sacerdotal duties?

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Clergy in the United States are afforded special tax guidelines and ministers must meet the IRS definitions for these factors. Among these are either or not if a minister "Performs Sacerdotal Duties"

Sacerdotal duties are defined as the spirituality-related tasks performed by clergy, ministers, or other recognized members of a religious society. Different religions have defined sacerdotal duties in many different ways. Today most religions define sacerdotal duties to include:

  • performing baptisms
  • weddings
  • communions
  • baby-naming ceremonies
  • religious instruction
  • spiritual counseling
  • religious meetings organizations
  • conducting services of worship.

This article was published on Wednesday 09 February, 2011.
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