Usage examples for ministration

  1. In the course of this parochial ministration public attention was called to it in a way that has rendered a complete report of my words desirable. – The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible by R. Heber Newton
  2. Four hours' journey away- this was the messenger's story- a native prince whose dignity included the keeping of one elephant, an honourable dispensation from Indian Government, had called in great need for the ministration of the Hakima, and that of her friend, Annesley Sahiba- for lo, unto him a child was to be born. – Son of Power by Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost
  3. This ministration I take to be more for my good than theirs- a little trial of faith and patience for me- a stony corner of the lovely valley of humiliation to cross. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  4. Custom, which makes slaves of us all, has decreed that we shall wear black, as a mark of respect to those we have lost, and as a shroud for ourselves, protesting against the gentle ministration of light and cheerfulness with which our Lord ever strives to reach us. – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  5. Crowds went to hear him, and his ministration was greatly blessed. – The Freedmen's Book by Lydia Maria Child
  6. So our light is to be silent, our light is- if I might use such a phrase- to hide itself in 'a glorious privacy, ' whilst it enables men to see, even through our imperfect ministration the face of our Father in Heaven. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  7. By the vestry door sat Mrs. Coombes, watching the dead, with her sweet solemn smile, and her constant ministration of knitting. – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  8. Many of his 'cloth' might have taken a lesson from him in the whole art of unselfish ministration to the needs of others. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  9. If you consider seriously what a new life a Christian is translated unto, by the operation of the Holy Ghost, and the ministration of the word, it is then most active and lively, when the soul is most retired from the body in meditation. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  10. " Thank you," Champney said quietly when the priest had finished his ministration – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  11. And when these are not expended, as is normal, in the creation of and ministration to living and beloved beings, they generate warped, erratic and chaotic aberrations. – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  12. And here is to be noted, that such ornaments of the Church, and of the Ministers thereof, at all times of their Ministration shall be retained, and be in use, as were in this Church of England, by the authority of Parliament, in the second year of the reign of King Edward the Sixth. – The Prayer Book Explained by Percival Jackson
  13. As there were no undertakers, the laying out of the corpse was a tender ministration for which some close friend of the family volunteered. – Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century Jamestown 350th Anniversary Historical Booklet Number 17 by Annie Lash Jester
  14. The prisoner was placed in the Chapel of the Passion, and was offered the spiritual ministration of the Jesuit Fathers. – The Friars in the Philippines by Ambrose Coleman
  15. Freddy lay on the Gym floor, pillowed on Dan's jacket, and reviving under the ministration of a sturdy hand and a very wet and grimy pocket- handkerchief. – Killykinick by Mary T. Waggaman
  16. And the young woman who isn't longing for a home of her own- for a little kingdom in which as Queen, she may rule jointly with a chosen King in loving ministration to their natural subjects- such a young woman is an abnormal specimen. – On the Firing Line in Education by Adoniram Judson Ladd
  17. But when in England the Puritans and Anabaptists arose and prevailed, then there grew up a generation that reached maturity without having been baptized, and then it was that there arose the necessity for " The Ministration of Baptism to such as are of Riper Years and able to answer for themselves." – The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia by William James Miller
  18. She did not yet recognize it as love, saw only the ministration but it was what she sorely needed: she said the sort of thing suited her, and at once began to fall in with it. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald