PRIEST In Christianity, an ordained member of the
clergy of some Anglican, Roman Catholic, or
Eastern Orthodox faith groups ranking below a
bishop and above a deacon. Generally, a member
of the clergy authorized to perform the sacred rites
of a religion.
PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION A special
relationship involving written or spoken
communication between two or more persons in
which the counselor and the confessor are both
protected against the release of any communicated
PROPHETS Individuals inspired by God to tell of
Gods love for mankind.
PROTESTANT REFORMATION In Christianity, a
reform movement started in the 16th century by
Martin Luther and John Calvin against the universal
authority of the Roman Catholic Church and the
Pope and asserting the primacy of the Bible as the
PROTESTANTISM A Christian religion not of the
Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox faith groups
but adhering to some form of Protestant doctrine.
PSYCHOLOGICAL EMERGENCY An emotional
crisis experienced by an individual in which
external intervention is necessary.
QUORAN The Quoran (Quran or Koran) is the
sacred book of Islam.
RABBI An official leader of a Jewish congregation
trained and ordained for professional religious
leadership in the Jewish faith.
RAMADAN An Islamic religious holiday during the
9th month of the Mohammedan year observed by
fasting from dawn to sunset.
RECURRENCE An act that occurs at regular
intervals in some form of religious ritual.
REFERENCE LIBRARY In a general library, a
group of literary works usually representing a
compilation of immediately accessible facts. In a
general library, reference materials are usually
restricted to use in the library and are not offered for
REFORM JUDAISM A branch of Judaism
involving the simplification of traditional rituals to
accommodate modem life.
or Progressive Judaism.
Also known as Liberal
REINCARNATION In some Eastern religions, such
as Buddhism, reincarnation is the state of being
reborn in a new form of life. Also, the rebirth of the
soul in a new human body.
RELIGION A personal or institutionalized system of
religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION A facet of ministry in
the RMF devoted to the education of its members in
specific subject areas representative of a variety of
faith group objectives.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CENTER That part of
the RMF in which classes are conducted in specific
religious subjects for the continuing education of its
RELIGIOUS MINISTRIES FACILITY Whether
afloat or ashore, the center for worship for sea
services personnel. The primary areas of an RMF
are the worship center, religious education center,
and administrative office or offices.
RELIGIOUS MINISTRY The concept of providing
the exercise and expression of worship to all
RELIGIOUS PLURALISM In religious ministries,
religious pluralism refers to the diversity of
religions and faith groups practiced by Navy and
Marine Corps personnel. Because religious support
personnel must be prepared to provide the free
exercise of religion to all authorized persons, the
concept of religious pluralism is extremely
important in meeting the needs of sea services
personnel and their families.
RELIGIOUS PROGRAM SUPPORT All factors
involved in the smooth operation of the RMF and
its programs. These factors may involve clerical,
supply, personnel, worship, administrative, or
procurement functions. One of the primary duties
and responsibilities of the RP rating is to provide
religious program support.
RELIGIOUS PROGRAMMING The primary task
of RPs to provide a variety of services to authorized
personnel and their families in support of the goals
of religious ministries, chaplains, and CRPs.
RELIGIOUS TRACK A type of devotional or
religious literature selected by the chaplain and
covering specific subjects.
RIGGING AND UNRIGGING Preparation of the
worship center area for services or special events.
RITE A religious ceremonial act.