ANAECHE, K.C PRIESTHOOD: A VOCATION AND OCCUPATION FOR REV. FR. PROF. DR. CHRISTIAN ANIEKE. In: 10 Years of Leadership as the Provost of Institute of Ecumenical Education. GO University Press, Enugu, pp. 40-45. ISBN 978-978-078-421-4

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PRIESTHOOD: A VOCATION OR OCCUPATION? Through the ages, it is believed that knowledge proceeds from simple to complex, known to unknown. In view of this, a brief explanation of these main concepts – vocation, occupation and priesthood - will serve us right. Vocation is a type of work or way of life that you believe is specially suitable for you (Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary). In other words, vocation is someone’s calling. That is, it is not just an ordinary work one does for the sake of doing work, but it is the type of work one has life commitment to. For this reason, one’s vocation is always believed to be the job which was chosen by God for the individual. On the other hand, occupation is one’s job or profession. In most cases, it is the job one does with the skills acquired in the course of training. Quite unlike vocation, there may not be any serious life attachment to the job. In other words, one does it as a mere means of livelihood. On a second sense, occupation may be regarded as the way in which one spends one’s time especially leisure times.

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