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A poem describing the life and manners of shepherds; a poem in which the speakers assume the character of shepherds; an idyll; a bucolic
Relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a church; as, pastoral duties; a pastoral letter
Of or pertaining to shepherds; hence, relating to rural life and scenes; as, a pastoral life

these pastoral farms,/Green to the very door; and wreaths of smoke / Sent up, in silence, from among the trees! - 1798 Wordsworth, Tintern Abbey, lines 16-18.

A letter of the , to be read in each parish
A letter of a pastor to his charge; specifically, a letter addressed by a bishop to his diocese
A cantata relating to rural life; a composition for instruments characterized by simplicity and sweetness; a lyrical composition the subject of which is taken from rural life. Moore
having the spirit or sentiment of rural life
{n} a kind of poem, rural song, bucolie
{a} rural, relating to the cure of souls
a letter from a pastor to the congregation
If a school offers pastoral care, it is concerned with the personal needs and problems of its pupils, not just with their schoolwork. A few schools now offer counselling sessions; all have some system of pastoral care
following Theocritus (3rd cent B C ), verse about those shepherds and their beloveds who lived the simple vice-free life in Arcadia, a mountainous region in the Peloponnese of Greece Also termed bucolic, eclogues, and idylls
A pastoral place, atmosphere, or idea is characteristic of peaceful country life and scenery. a tranquil pastoral scene. = rustic. Literary work dealing in a usually artificial manner with shepherds or rural life, typically contrasting the innocence and serenity of the simple life with the misery and corruption of city or court life. The characters are often the vehicles for the author's moral, social, or literary views. The poet and his friends are often presented as shepherds and shepherdesses; two or more shepherds sometimes contend in "singing matches." The conventions of pastoral poetry were largely established by Theocritus, whose bucolics are its earliest examples. Virgil's Eclogues were influential as well, as was Edmund Spenser's Shepheardes Calender in the Renaissance. The idea of pastoral as meaning a simpler world that somehow mirrors a more complex one also appears in novelists as different as Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Lewis Carroll, and William Faulkner. See also eclogue
suggestive of an idyll; charmingly simple and serene; "his idyllic life in Tahiti"; "the pastoral legends of America's Golden Age"
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{i} poetry detailing the life of a shepherd
used of idealized country life; "a country life of arcadian contentment"; "a pleasant bucolic scene"; "charming in its pastoral setting"; "rustic tranquility"
Ecclesiastics: A letter of a pastor to his charge; specifically, a letter addressed by a bishop to his diocese; also (Prot. Epis. Ch.), a letter of the House of Bishops, to be read in each parish
a type of poetry or painting, on a lower level of formality and subject matter than the heroic, which has to do with the life of shepherds and shepherdesses, particularly during the golden age of classical times
Nature as harmonious and continuous with human life; nature tamed into farm lands and hedge rows and orchards, but not so overwhelmed by human presence as to be damaged, rather "improved " A Frenchman, Buffon, famous for his contention that all animals degenerated in Western lands, insisted that America was an inferior continent, and the human beings who lived there were naturally inferior He represents the underlying notion of pastoral: that human beings are necessary to the beauty of nature Nature without human beings is ugly wilderness Human beings establish order, harmony, cultivation They must drain marshes, transform stagnant waters into canals and brooks, set fire to old forests, destroy with iron what cannot be destroyed by fire Human beings are in this way necessary to the divine order of nature (Botkin, 86, notes that the "wilderness" Buffon describes is hardly wilderness, but a landscape typical of abandoned farm lands )To References
A poem that depicts rural life in a peaceful, idealized way
The pastoral duties of a priest or other religious leader involve looking after the people he or she has responsibility for, especially by helping them with their personal problems. Many churches provide excellent pastoral counselling
A rural life, usually associated with people raising animals
a letter of the House of Bishops, to be read in each parish
Poetry dealing with idealized, rural life
A cantata relating to rural life; a composition for instruments characterized by simplicity and sweetness; a lyrical composition the subject of which is taken from rural life
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A poem describing the life and manners of shepherds; a poem in which the speakers assume the character of shepherds; an idyl; a bucolic
a musical composition that evokes rural life
a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)
Music: A cantata relating to rural life; a composition for instruments characterized by simplicity and sweetness; a lyrical composition the subject of which is taken from rural life. Moore
relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle; "pastoral seminomadic people"; "pastoral land"; "a pastoral economy"
{s} tranquil, peaceful; idyllic, rustic, simple; pertaining to shepherds
a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds) a letter from a pastor to the congregation of or relating to a pastor; "pastoral work"; "a pastoral letter
of or relating to a pastor; "pastoral work"; "a pastoral letter"
Relating to a romantic or idealized image of rural life; in classical literature, to a world peopled by shepherds, nymphs, and satyrs
- Relating to PASTURE
a poem (also called an eclogue, a bucolic, or an idyll) that describes the simple life of country folk, usually shepherds who live a timeless, painless (and sheepless) life in a world that is full of beauty, music, and love Close Window
A letter of a pastor to his charge; specifically, a letter addressed by a bishop to his diocese; also Prot
A highly conventional mode of writing which celebrates the innocent life of shepherds and shepherdesses in poetry, plays and prose romances Pastoral literature describes the loves and sorrows of musical shepherds - usually in an idealised Golden Age of rustic innocence and idlesness English pastorals were written in several forms including the eclogues of Edmund Spenser's The Shepherd's Calendar (1579) and Shakespeare's As You Like It (c 1599) to lyrics such as Christopher Marlowe's The Passionate Sheepheard to his Love (1600) A significant form within the tradition is the pastoral elegy Pastoral poetry was eventually succeeded by more realistic poetry of country life written by John Clare, George Crabbe and William Wordsworth
pastoral landscape
quiet and peaceful landscape, country scenery
pastoral work
ministerial work, religious work
pastor
A shepherd; someone who tends to a flock of animals
pastor
To serve a congregation as [[#Noun|pastor]]
pastor
A minister or a priest in a Christian church
pastorally
In a pastoral manner
pastorally
In the role of a pastor
pastor
{n} a sheperd, a minister of a congregation
pastor
It feeds largely upon locusts
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The person assigned by the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference as the leader in charge of the local congregation, in this case Metanoia Peace Community The term “pastor” means “shepherd ”
pastor
A shepherd; one who has the care of flocks and herds
pastor
only the rose-colored starlings; in some classifications considered a separate genus
pastor
{i} priest, clergyman, parson; spiritual leader, spiritual guide
pastor
Its head is crested and glossy greenish black, and its back is rosy
pastor
Term for a member of the clergy
pastor
a person authorized to conduct religious worship
pastor
A guardian; a keeper; specifically Eccl
pastor
A species of starling (Pastor roseus), native of the plains of Western Asia and Eastern Europe
pastor
Pastor is the Latin word for shepherd This word refers to the ordained minister who is charged with the primary spiritual care of a local church
pastor
The special ability to effectively guide, feed, and protect a flock of followers in Christ, also know as shepherding (Eph 4: 11)
pastor
A priest in charge of a parish or congregation He is responsible for administering the sacraments, instructing the congregation in the doctrine of the Church, and other services to the people of the parish
pastor
A priest in charge of a parish He is responsible for administering the sacraments, instructing the congregation in the doctrine of the Church, and other services to the people of the parish
pastor
A pastor is a member of the Christian clergy in some Protestant churches. a Christian priest in some Protestant churches (pastour, from pastor )
pastor
The minister assigned to lead a church When there is a church staff with more than one minister, this person is known as the senior pastor (See chapter 20)
pastor
Another name for a clergy person In both Latin and English the word simply means "shepherd " All Lutheran clergy are called pastors, and many Episcopal and Roman Catholic clergy are comfortable enough with the term to use it to describe them
pastor
a minister having the charge of a church and parish
pastor
The minister or priest of a Christian church
pastor
An ordained minister charged with responsibility for the doctrinal, sacramental and related service of people committed to his care; e g , a bishop for the people in his diocese, a priest for the people of his parish
pastorally
In the manner of a pastor
pastorally
In a pastoral or rural manner
pastorally
peacefully, simply, calmly, idyllically
pastorals
plural of pastoral
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