Chaplainship o' the Bubble

Chaplain, cleric attached to a household, society, or public institution. The term apparently is derived from cappellanus, a Latin title given in medieval times to a custodian of sacred relics, which in turn comes from cappella (late Latin, “short cloak”). It may first have been applied to the ecclesiastic in charge of the cloak of St. Martin, which was preserved by the kings of France as a sacred relic and carried onto the battlefield in wartime. Later the name chaplain was given to any cleric charged with custody over relics or over a chapel where relics might be kept. In modern times it is given to a member of the clergy in the service of the armed forces; attached to a public or semipublic institution, such as a hospital; or employed to minister to a private household such as a royal or noble family.

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