Neophyte

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A neophyte is a beginner.

In the context of Christianity, the term often refers to a:

  1. New convert to the religion, in the Catholic and Orthodox Churches an adult convert is considered a neophyte for one year after conversion. Roman Catholic neophytes are considered full members of the Church, but may not act as godparents or sponsors for other new converts,
  2. Newly ordained priest,
  3. Person who recently took a monastic vow.

Neophyte may also refer to:

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